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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 543

    A small gold figure of Yamantaka

    Price Realised  


    A small gold figure of Yamantaka
    Exquisitely cast with the fierce deity striding in alidhasana atop a prostrated bull, his right arm raised with the skull club and his left holding a lasso, adorned by a garland of severed heads and beaded necklaces, his bull head in a wrathful expression with his snarling mouth revealing his long fangs and his brow centered by his third eye, his hair raised in a flaming coiffure secured with a tiara, with the bull's head expressively raised below revealing a human figure underneath him, all backed by a flaming mandorla over a lotus base
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) high

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    Acquired before 1971, New York

    Pre-Lot Text

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


    F. Chow, Arts from the Rooftop of Asia, 1971, cat. no. 59


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