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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 412

    A Tibetan bronze figure of Maitreya

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Tibetan bronze figure of Maitreya
    17th century
    Seated in vajrasana on a lotus base, his right hand in vitarkamudra while the left rests on his lap, wearing pleated dhoti, ornaments, his cold-gilded face with serene expression, painted facial details, turquoise inlaid urna, the blue coloured hairdress combed in a chignon and topped by a stupa and set in front with a five-leaf tiara, the reverse of base with long dedicatory inscription, re-sealed
    16 cm. high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    The property of a German Countess