A GILT-COPPER SHRINE OF MAHA AKSHOBYA AND CONSORT Nepal, dated by inscription 1784
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
In Nepal samvat 904 (CE 1784), on the twelfth day of the bright half of the Phalgunga month, Chakranasimha Toradhra [Tuladhara] commissioned this image of Maha Akshobhya in the memory of his deceased father Lakshmidhra and mother Lakshmi. May it be auspicious.
Translation by Dr. Gautama A. Vajracharya, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison.