17 September 1998,
New York, Park Avenue
Price realised USD 4,600
USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A small painting of a seated Buddha
Tibet, 13th Century
Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne, his hands in dhyana and bhumisparsa mudras, backed by a green cushion finely painted with scrolling tendrils, and a bright red mandorla bordered by stylized rosettes
5 x 5 in. (13.9 x 12.7 cm.)
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For a similar detail of a seated Buddha, compare a manuscript cover in the Mr. and Mrs. John G. Ford Collection, see P. Pal, Buddhist Book Illumination, 1988, pl. 42.
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