21 March 2001
A Large Gilt Bronze Figure of Kalachakra
Tibeto-Chinese, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736-95)
The four-headed twenty-four armed deity cast standing in yabyum with his consort over prostrated figures on a lotus base, his principal arms crossed behind her back holding the vajra and ghanta, his remaining arms radiating around him holding numerous attributes, with a seven-character Qianlong mark in a cartouche at the front of the sealed base
15 in. (38.1 cm) high
The Ducas Collection, previously sold at Christie's London, October 31, 1972, lot 30.
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Compare a similar example in the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, see B. Lipton, Treasures of Tibetan Art, 1996, cat. no. 35.
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