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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 523

    A small gilt bronze figure of Bhaishajyaguru

    TIBET, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A small gilt bronze figure of Bhaishajyaguru
    Tibet, 16th century
    Finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with beaded rims, holding the medicinal fruit in his extended right hand and the alms bowl in his left, wearing a diaphanous sanghati with beaded hems falling in delicate pleats at his ankles, his face with a serene expression with downcast eyes and a raised urna centered on his brow, flanked to either side with elongated pierced earlobes, his hair in tight curls rising over the ushnisha topped with a golden knop
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired before 1999, New York


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim