22 March 2000
A Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajrasattva
Tibeto-Chinese, Yongle Mark and Period (1403-24)
Finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base balancing a vajra in his right hand and holding the bell in his left, wearing long flowing robes elegantly draped around the legs and a cape billowing around his shoulders and arms, with beaded necklaces and pendent jewels, his face with a benign expression framed by disk earrings and foliate tiara, six-character Yongle mark incised in the front of the base
9½ in. (24.2 cm) high
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The present figure is of the second largest standard size, see footnote for lot 94.
Compare another example in the Berti Aschmann Collection, cf. H. Uhlig, On the Path to Enlightenment, 1995, cat. no. 22.
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