A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century

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Lot 19
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque
Nepal, 19th/20th century

Sold for US$ 40,000 inc. premium
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque
Nepal, 19th/20th century
Himalayan Art Resources item no.61603
29 1/2 x 25in (75 x 63.5 cm)

Footnotes

  • Worked in an intricate mesh of gilt wire inlaid in a dazzling array of semi-precious stones, this votive plaque would have been made for an early modern domestic shrine.

    A closely related but slightly small example was sold at Bonhams, San Francisco, 27 Jun 2017, lot 8026. Additional examples of plaques like the present lot are held in the Art Institute Chicago (Acc# 1982.1674); the Newark Museum as published in Pratapaditya Pal, Where the Gods are Young, (New York: Asia Society, 1975), pp.113 & 132, no.83; and the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art as published in Lipton & Ragnubs, Treasures of Tibetan Art, New York, 1996, p. 229, no. 121.
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A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
A large gilt-metal filigree and inset stone votive plaque Nepal, 19th/20th century
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