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    Sale 1974

    Indian & Southeast Asian Art

    21 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 584

    A rare bronze figure of Vairocana

    SWAT VALLEY OR KASHMIR, 7TH/8TH CENTURYY

    Price Realised  

    A rare bronze figure of Vairocana
    Swat Valley or Kashmir, 7th/8th centuryy
    Seated in dhyanasana on a pillow over a lion throne and lotus base, the hands in bodhyagri mudra, wearing a finely pleated dhoti and sash draped around his elbows, adorned with armlets and a silver inlaid necklace, his face with a benign expression with inlaid silver eyes and copper lips, locks of hair falling over his shoulders and secured by a foliate tiara centered by a seated image of his spiritual father Amitabha
    7½ in. (19.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Von Schroeder Collection, before 2000


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Sandor P. Fuss Collection


    Literature

    Rossi and Rossi, Buddhist bronzes from the Sandor P. Fuss collection, 2007, cat. no. 1