17 September 2003
A Bronze Figure of Maitreya
Northeastern India, Pala Period, 11th Century
Very finely cast seated in rajalilasana over a double-lotus cushion and beaded base, flanked by lotuses at his shoulders bearing his waterpot attribute, his eyes and urna inlaid in silver and hair piled in a braided chignon bearing a stupa; inscribed on reverse above beaded rim
4 1/16 in. (10.4 cm.) high
David Nalin Collecion, previously sold at Sotheby's New York, 28 October 1991, lot 130.
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J. Casey, Medieval Sculpture from Eastern India, Selections from the Nalin Collection, 1985, cat. no. 39, p. 69.
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