A gilt copper alloy portrait of a lama Tibet, 16th century
Lot 1099
A gilt copper alloy portrait of a lama Tibet, 16th century
Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium
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A gilt copper alloy portrait of a lama
Tibet, 16th century
Inlaid with colored stones; seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne, with his hands joined in dharmacakra mudra holding two lotus flower stems, one supporting the book of wisdom and the other his sword, wearing voluminous patch-work robes finely incised with scrolling foliate hems, his face with a benign expression.
8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby's, New York, September 19, 1996, lot 23
    Acquired from Santon, Hong Kong, 2006
    J. Russell Wherritt Trust
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