• Indian and Southeast Asian Art auction at Christies

    Sale 2195

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 781

    A small gold figure of Buddha

    Price Realised  

    A small gold figure of Buddha
    Finely cast with the Buddha seated in dhyanasana over a double-lotus base, his hands folded in his lap holding a bowl, clad in a long sanghati with incised hems draped neatly over his left shoulder, his face in meditative expression with his brow centered by his urna, flanked by elongated earlobes, his hair arranged in neat rows rising over the ushnisha and surmounted by a finial, backed by a flaming aureola
    3.58 in. (9.3 cm.) high
    226.9 g. (7.3 oz.)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in New York before 1971


    Literature

    F. Chow, Arts from the Rooftop of Asia, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1971, cat. no. 59.


    Exhibited

    Arts from the Rooftop of Asia, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 1971.