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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 656

    A large gilt bronze figure of Tsong Khapa

    MONGOLIA, ZANABAZAR SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A large gilt bronze figure of Tsong Khapa
    Mongolia, Zanabazar School, 18th century
    Powerfully and heavily cast seated in dhyanasana, holding an alms bowl and two lotus flower stems, one supporting the book of wisdom and the other his sword, wearing voluminous robes incised with scrolling borders, his face with a benign expression surmounted by a brocade pandita hat, richly gilt overall
    12½ in. (31.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1980s


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property From a Private West Coast Collection