• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 766

    A small gilt bronze figure of Prajnaparamita

    NEPAL, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A small gilt bronze figure of Prajnaparamita
    Nepal, 17th century
    The three-headed, six-armed deity seated in dhyanasana over a lotus base, her primary arms crossed over her chest and the others extended behind her with various implements, clad in a long dhoti with incised foliate patterns and adorned with further jewelry, her three faces in serene expression, each surmounted by a tall foliate crown, backed by a mandorla with the remains of red polychromy and with the lotus petals on the base extending underneath
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired in New York by 1969