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A bronze figure of Padmapani
Property from the Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth
A bronze figure of Padmapani

NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, 13TH CENTURY

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A bronze figure of Padmapani
Northeastern India, Pala Period, 13th Century
Extremely finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a shaped double-lotus base, his left hand lowered holding a lotus bud and pointing towards it with his right, wearing multiple necklaces and a billowing sash, his face slightly tilted in a benign expression and hair piled up in an elaborate chignon, the metal with a deep brown patina
4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Dr. J.R. Belmont Collection, Basel, before 1964
R.H. Ellsworth Collection
Christian Humann, Pan-Asian Collection, before 1977
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