16 September 2008
Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim
A group of thirteen gilt figures of Arhats
Tibet, 17th/18th century
Individually cast with very fine detail, each seated over a round lotus base, their hands in various mudras with some holding different implements, clad in voluminous robes, most with incised foliate hems in varying patterns, their faces rendered in animated expresion detailed in cold gold and polychromy, depicting the faces with individualized mouths, eyes, brows and hair
Approximately 5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high, each
Acquired by 1971, New York
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F. Chow, Arts from the Rooftop of Asia, April 1971, cat. no. 61.
Arts from the Rooftop of Asia, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 1971
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