23 - 24 July 2003
A BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA
Western Tibet, 13th/14th century,
seated in padmasana, his hands across his lap in dhyana mudra, adorned with armbands, beaded bracelets and anklets, necklace, and disk earrings, his face with serene expression and copper inlaid lower lip, wearing an elaborate headdress centered by a kirttimukha mask suspending beaded festoons, the jewelry and sashes with remains of cold gilding
13½in. (34.2cm.) high
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Spink, Perfect Worlds, Buddhist Art from the Himalayas, 1999, cat. no. 8.
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