25 March 2004
Property from the Collection of E. Gunther von Harringa
A Gilt Copper Repoussé Figure of a Bodhisattva
Nepal, 16th/17th Century
Seated in dhyanasana with his hands in dharmachakra mudra wearing a swirling sash and elaborate anklets, belt, armlets, necklaces and earring inlaid in turquoise and semi-precious stones, his tripartite headdress with five roundels similarly inlaid and bordered by diapered band inlaid with lapis lazuli, his face downcast in a benign expression with urna inlaid in turquoise, his hair arranged in a conical chignon surmounted by a half-vajra finial; base sealed with a copper plate
14 5/8 in. (37.3 cm.) high
Private American collection before 1952
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Compare to a closely related repoussé figure of a Bodhissattva, likely from the same group, sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 2002, lot 182.
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