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


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
William H. Wolff, New York, by 1981
Previously sold at Christie's New York, 20 March 2002, lot 119
U. von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, 1981, p. 376, fig. 100A
Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org), item no. 30562

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