Asian Art Auction

December 02, 2013

LOT 76
Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradvara, Tibet, 15th/16th Century
  • Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradvara, Tibet, 15th/16th Century
  • Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradvara, Tibet, 15th/16th Century
  • Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradvara, Tibet, 15th/16th Century
  • Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradvara, Tibet, 15th/16th Century

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Gilt Bronze Figure of Vajradvara, Tibet, 15th/16th Century

Finely cast in dhyanasana and seated on a viswapadmasana performing vajrahunkara mudra, a gesture with wrists crossing at the chest, the delicate hands holding a double vajra and ghanta, the meditative figure rendered with heavy-lidded eyes, gently arching eyebrows, and a full bow-shaped mouth, his rounded face framed by a pair of pendulous earrings and surmounted by a decorated crown with the hair in a high chignon, inset turquoise and coral beads adorn the ornate jewelry and continue throughout the simple and elegant attire
height 8.1" — 20.5 cm.

Estimate $35,000-$40,000

Realised: $33,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

Provenance:

New York Private Collection.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Period: Ming