Asian Art Auction

December 01, 2014

LOT 90
Rare Gilt Bronze Figure of Yama Dharmaraja, Tibeto-Chinese, Kangxi Period, 17th Century
  • Rare Gilt Bronze Figure of Yama Dharmaraja, Tibeto-Chinese, Kangxi Period, 17th Century
  • Rare Gilt Bronze Figure of Yama Dharmaraja, Tibeto-Chinese, Kangxi Period, 17th Century

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Rare Gilt Bronze Figure of Yama Dharmaraja, Tibeto-Chinese, Kangxi Period, 17th Century

Standing in pratyalidhasana with flaming hair, on the back of a recumbent bull above a prostrate man on a lotus base, his right arm raised holding the skull club, his left displaying vitarkamudra
height 6.9" — 17.5 cm.

Estimate $60,000-$80,000

Realised: $57,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

In this example, Yama is showcased as the judge of hell. The damned are brought before him to be questioned, and mythical creatures will act out the punishments.
The present sculpture is impressive for its dynamic and detailed form. A similar figure of Yama was sold at Bonhams New York, September 18, 2013, lot 23.

Provenance:

Private Swedish Collection, acquired from the estate of a gentleman who accompanied Sven Hedin during his Sino-Tibetan expeditions.
Private New York Collection.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Origin: China
Period: Ming