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A gilt-copper figure of Vajradhara

Tibet, 14th century

Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 4,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT
85
A gilt-copper figure of Vajradhara

Tibet, 14th century

Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 4,800 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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A gilt-copper figure of Vajradhara

Tibet, 14th century

the smiling deity seated with legs crossed, holding a vajra and ghanta in each hand, adorned with jewelry and a tiara inlaid with pearl and colored beads; together with a parcel-gilt-copper figure of Yuddhajaya, seated in vajraparyankasana on a lotus pedestal, holding a textile-fringed chain-mail armour section, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century


Vajradhara: 6 1/8 in., 15.6 cm
Yuddhajaya: 4 1/8 in., 10.4 cm
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Provenance

Vajradhara: Sotheby's Los Angeles, 8th June 1981, lot 65.

Catalogue Note

Yuddhajaya, or 'Victorious in War', is one of the thirty-five Buddhas of Confession. The use of parcel gilding to contrast the body with the the gilded robes was a popular tradition in China from the late 17th century.

The Concordia House Collection: Fine Chinese Jades and Important Works of Art from a Midwestern Family

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New York