13 September 2016
Property from a private Midwest Collection
A SILVER-INLAID GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MANJUSHRI
Tibet, 16th century
Base sealed and incised with a double-vajra
10 in. (25.3 cm.) high
Acquired by 1975.
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Himalayan Art Resource (himalayanart.org), item no. 24154
Compare the elegant modeling of the body, elongated face, beaded and inlaid jewelry and crown shape with a sixteenth-century bronze figure of Amitayus in the British Museum, 1958.7-19.1 (illustrated below).
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