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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 407

    AN UNUSUAL SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A TARA

    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    AN UNUSUAL SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A TARA
    LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Shown seated in dhyanasana atop a lotus base, the right hand in varadamudra and the left in abhayamudra, each holding the stem of a lotus rising up to the shoulder, wearing a long necklace, earrings and a foliate crown surrounding the topknot, traces of gilding and black, dark blue and red pigment, with a copper plate in the base
    4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high


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