6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS, 18TH CENTURY
seated in dhyanasana on a rectangular plinth, the front draped in a long cloth, the figure with hands in dhyana mudra, wearing a jewelled necklace and an elaborate tiered crown, the hair pulled up in an elaborate coiffure -- 7½in. (19.1cm.) high.
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Plesch collection (Bs 18A); acquired from W. Clayton, London, June 1977.
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