Asian Art Auction

December 05, 2011

LOT 111
Bronze Figure of a Seated Tara, Pala Period, North India, 11th to 12th Century
  • Bronze Figure of a Seated Tara, Pala Period, North India, 11th to 12th Century

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Bronze Figure of a Seated Tara, Pala Period, North India, 11th to 12th Century

The female emanation of Avalokitesvara, the Boddhisattva of Compassion with lavish jeles and heaving breast, her hands holding the stems of large lotus blossoms that bloom at her shoulders, the face soft and downcast below a large elaborate coiffure with gems and complex knotting
height 6.1" — 15.5 cm.

Estimate $4,000-$6,000

Realised: $3,600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

About artist/note:

Compare with a smaller four-armed Tara in Christie’s New York, Indian Works of Art, September 17, 2003, lot 18.

Provenance:

Lots 104 to 116: Buddhist Works of Art from a Toronto Collection

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art