• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2300

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    23 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 236

    A Silver Figure of Tara


    Price Realised  


    A Silver Figure of Tara
    Tibet, circa 18th century
    Seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with beaded rims, the hands in varada- and vitarkamudras, clad in a long flowing dhoti with hems incised with a floral pattern, the face centered by a raised urna, with an inscription at back, the base sealed with a double-vajra, together with a silver and glass case
    3 in. (7.6 cm.) high

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    The inscription reads sgrol ljang la na mo or drol jang lanamo, which translates to "Homage to Green Tara!"


    Acquired in Hong Kong between 1995-1999