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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 403

    AN UNUSUAL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Shown seated in rajalilasana, with right wrist supported by the bent knee, and left arm resting atop a three-legged arm rest with curved legs issuing from lion masks and with coiled tips at the ends of the upper rim, with a bead held between the thumb and index finger of the right hand, wearing elaborate inlaid beaded jewelry, loose layered robes and a cowl with foliate scroll borders
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) high, Japanese wood box


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    Provenance

    Japanese private collection.