17 August 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 329
GBP 250 - GBP 400
A Sino Tibetan gilt bronze Buddha
seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus petal base, the robes draped over the left shoulder -- 8in. (20.2cms) high, (old wear).
See Colour Plate 4.
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