A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century

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A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA
Qing dynasty, circa 17th century

Sold for US$ 11,875 inc. premium
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA
Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
Himalayan Art Resources item no.61595
4 3/4in (12cm) high

Footnotes

  • This endearing image of the Buddhist savior, Tara, is beautifully painted with gold and carved with fine details. Stylistically, it marries Northern Chinese and Mongolian artistic schools of the 17th century. Her oval face and wide lotus petals draw on the Zanabazar style, which can be compared to a bronze Marici in the Rubin Museum of Art (acc.#C2005.16.26). Meanwhile, her breasts and garments reflect idioms established by the imperial Qing workshops. The figure compares favorably to a related zitan figure also suggested to be from the Zanabazar school, sold at Christie's, New York, 15 March 2017, lot 230.

    Provenance
    The Gae and Sydney Berman Collection, New York, by 1990
    Thence by descent
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A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
A PAINTED ZITAN FIGURE OF SYAMATARA  Qing dynasty, circa 17th century
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