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A gilt bronze support with two deities
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ROMAN COLLECTION
A gilt bronze support with two deities

TIBET, DENSATIL, 15TH CENTURY

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A gilt bronze support with two deities
Tibet, Densatil, 15th Century
Modeled as the four-armed Avalokiteshvara and Tara standing adorned, on a kalasa base over a stepped plinth, with their upper arms raised supporting a waisted capital, wearing long flowing dhotis and richly adorned with beaded jewelry and foliate tiaras, the jewelry inset with hardstones and turquoise, richly gilt
11 in. (28 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired by the present owner circa 1991

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Lot Essay

See P. Mele, Tibet, 1969, pp. 61-62 for photographs of similar gilt bronze supports in situ.
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