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A gilt bronze figure of Maitreya
A gilt bronze figure of Maitreya

NEPAL, 16TH CENTURY

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A gilt bronze figure of Maitreya
Nepal, 16th century
Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with the hands in dharmachakramudra and holding the stems of lotuses blossoming at the shoulders, clad in a dhoti incised with a foliate pattern and the folds piled below the ankles, the face with bow-shaped lips, elongated eyes and raised urna surmounted by an elaborate tiara, the hair arranged in a chignon and topped with a diminutive stupa
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
Provenance
William H. Wolff, New York, by 1981
Previously sold at Christie's New York, 20 March 2002, lot 119
Literature
U. von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, 1981, p. 376, fig. 100A
Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no. 30562

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