A Gilt Copper Repoussé Figure of a Bodhisattva
Nepal, 16th/17th Century
Seated in 'Royal Ease' with both hands in vitarka mudra, wearing a pleated dhoti with incised floral borders and a billowing scarf, elaborate jewelry and a tiara inset with hardstones, with a serene expression with downcast eyes and crisply delineated features, all backed by an arched mandorla of flaming scrollwork within beaded rims
16¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high
Compare a closely related repoussé figure of Prajnaparamita, likely from the same group, sold at Christie's New York, 20 March 2002, lot 53.