3127
3127

PROPERTY FROM AN EAST ASIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE INLAID GILT-BRONZE FOUR-ARMED FIGURE OF AN OFFERING GODDESS
TIBET, DENSATIL, 15TH CENTURY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
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3127

PROPERTY FROM AN EAST ASIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE INLAID GILT-BRONZE FOUR-ARMED FIGURE OF AN OFFERING GODDESS
TIBET, DENSATIL, 15TH CENTURY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Heart of Tantra – Buddhist Art Including Property from the Nyingjei Lam Collection

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A RARE INLAID GILT-BRONZE FOUR-ARMED FIGURE OF AN OFFERING GODDESS
TIBET, DENSATIL, 15TH CENTURY
dancing with the right foot behind the left, three of the four hands holding musical instruments, including a conch shell trumpet, damaru and kapala, the voluptuous nude torso adorned with inlaid beaded necklaces and armbands, the head gently tilted head and depicted with a serene expression, flanked by pendulous earlobes adorned with elaborate earrings and a five-leaf diadem enclosing neatly coiffed hair with two tresses falling to her shoulders

Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13438


24.7 cm, 9 3/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

Gilt-bronze plaques of this form, decorated with offering goddesses, adorned the stupa at the Densatil monastery complex, as seen in the photographs taken by Pietry Francesco Mele when he accompanied Giuseppe Tucci on his 1948 expedition to Tibet. These are reproduced in Olaf Czaja and Adriana Proser, Golden Visions of Densatil: A Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, New York, 2014, pp. 38-39.

For a similar example, see Han Shuli, Xizang yishu jicui [A Treasury of Tibetan Art], Taipei, 1995, pl. 106. 

The Heart of Tantra – Buddhist Art Including Property from the Nyingjei Lam Collection

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Hong Kong