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    Sale 2271

    Indian and South East Asian Art: Including Highlights from the Star Collection

    20 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1386

    A Large Gilt Bronze Statue of Lokeshvara with Vishnu

    NEPAL, 1884

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    A Large Gilt Bronze Statue of Lokeshvara with Vishnu
    Nepal, 1884
    Depicting the six-armed Lokeshvara atop Vishnu riding Garuda on a lion, all balancing in an acrobatic tower on a round lotus base over a stepped lion throne, flanked on either side by a figure, backed by an elaborate foliate torana inlaid with hardstones, dated by an extensive inscription on verso of the base
    15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high

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    This rare subject appears as a detail beneath Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara in a set of Bhutanese thangkas; see H. Kreijer, Tibetan Painting, the Jucker Collection, 2001, p. 128-129, cat. no. 49.


    Hong Kong art market, before 2000