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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 600

    **A RARE SMALL IVORY FIGURE OF VAJRADHARA

    YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    **A RARE SMALL IVORY FIGURE OF VAJRADHARA
    YUAN/MING DYNASTY, 14TH-15TH CENTURY
    Seated in dhyanasana on a beaded lotus base, with hands raised and crossed at the chest holding a vajra and ghanta, wearing a long scarf billowing above the tiered crown to the top of the mandorla, carved on both sides with a series of elaborate scrolls
    3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    John & Berthe Ford Collection, Baltimore.


    Pre-Lot Text

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