18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,625
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF THE SEATED MAITREYA BUDDHA
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
Shown seated with feet resting on a lotus flower surrounded by openwork tendrils rising from another lotus, with right hand in abhayamudra and left hand resting on the left knee, wearing layered robes, the hair and round usnisa simply rendered, with a pierced tab projecting from the back of the head and another tab projecting from the bottom edge in back, back ungilded
5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm.) high, wood stand
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Mrs. Christian R. Holmes Collection, no. B 78.
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1974.
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