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A Bronze Figure of Milarepa
A Bronze Figure of Milarepa

IBET, 15TH CENTURY

Details
A Bronze Figure of Milarepa
ibet, 15th Century
Seated in 'Royal ease' over an antelope skin atop a lotus base wearing voluminous robes incised with foliate scrolls and large hoop-shaped earrings, his face framed by curling strands bearing remains of cold gilding; base sealed
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
Provenance
Dr. Wesley Halpert and Mrs. Carolyn Halpert
Literature
D. Weldon and J. Casey, Faces of Tibet: The Wesley and Carolyn Halpert Collection, 2003, cat. no. 40.
Exhibited
New York, Carlton Rochell Ltd., Faces of Tibet: The Wesley and Carolyn Halpert Collection, March/April 2003.

Lot Essay

Milarepa, an accomplished yogin and musician, is here depicted in his typical gesture with his hand towards his ear interpreted as his listening to the songs of nature.
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