Asian Art Auction

December 01, 2014

LOT 73
Rare Bronze Pala-Style Seated Figure of Tara, East India or Western Tibet, Circa 12th/13th Century
  • Rare Bronze Pala-Style Seated Figure of Tara, East India or Western Tibet, Circa 12th/13th Century
  • Rare Bronze Pala-Style Seated Figure of Tara, East India or Western Tibet, Circa 12th/13th Century

73

Rare Bronze Pala-Style Seated Figure of Tara, East India or Western Tibet, Circa 12th/13th Century

The slender figure seated in dhyanasana on an intricately modeled double lotus base, the eyes, mouth and legs inlay with copper and silver pieces, two lotus stalks rising to her shoulders
height 8.6" — 21.8 cm.

Estimate $50,000-$70,000

Realised: $45,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

The Pala influence of this figure is evident with the treatment of the jewelry, the slender proportions, and the relaxed form. The smiling expression and use of mixed-metal inlays are particularly noteworthy, and suggest the artist has encountered East Indian Pala examples of devotional sculptures.

Provenance:

Private New York Collection, acquired during the early 1980’s.