• Lot 189

    RARE ET IMPORTANTE STATUE DE SARVABUDDHADAKINI EN BRONZE DORE

    TIBET, XVEME SIECLE

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    RARE ET IMPORTANTE STATUE DE SARVABUDDHADAKINI EN BRONZE DORE
    TIBET, XVEME SIECLE
    Représentée debout en alidhasana sur une base lotiforme, écrasant deux démons dont un à quatre bras, la déesse tenant le karttrika dans la main droite et brandissant le kapala dans la gauche, figurée entièrement nue, parée de nombreux bijoux incrustés, d'une guirlande de têtes coupées, le visage délicat légèrement penché, doré à froid, les détails rehaussés de polychromie, une couronne de crânes et perles enserrant ses cheveux peints en bleu retombant dans le dos, non scellé
    Hauteur: 50,8 cm. (20 in.)


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    Her name means 'Dakini of All Buddhas' and she represents Wisdom. Dakini's are female spirits who serve as guide and muse to tantric practitioners. She is an important goddess and appears often as tutelary deity on paintings. Less known are sculpted forms of Sarvabuddhadakini. She tramples on the Hindu gods Kalaratri and Bhairava as to demonstrate the superiority of the Buddhist teachings above Hindu ones. In contrast to many of her known wrathful representations she is bestowed in the presented figure with a serene though benign expression.

    Comparable examples with such powerful feeling are difficult to find. See a smaller Tibetan 13th century brass figure, illustrated in P. Pal, Art of the Himalayas: Treasures from Nepal and Tibet, New York 1991, pl.56.

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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner in 1975.


    Pre-Lot Text

    COLLECTION PARTICULIERE PARISIENNE


    Literature

    Dieux et démons de l'Himâlaya - Art du Boudhisme lamaïque, Grand Palais, Paris, 25 mars - 27 juin 1977, pp.149-150, pl.143.


    Exhibited

    Dieux et démons de l'Himâlaya - Art du Boudhisme lamaïque, Grand Palais, Paris, 25 mars - 27 juin 1977.


    Post Lot Text

    A RARE AND IMPORTANT GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SARVABUDDHADAKINI
    TIBET, 15TH CENTURY