A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADAKSHARI LOKESHVARA MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGLE
For a closely related Yongle gilt-bronze figure of Sadakshari Avalokiteshvara in the Jokhang, Lhasa, with cold-painted face, see Ulrich von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, Hong Kong, 2001, vol. II, p. 1275, pl. 355B-C (fig. 1). Other examples include one of the same size from the Berti Aschmann Collection in the Museum Rietberg, illustrated in Helmut Uhlig, On the Path to Enlightenment: The Berti Aschmann Foundation of Tibetan Art at the Museum Rietberg, Zurich, pp. 100-101, pl. 53, and a smaller example, illustrated in Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Chang Foundation, Taipei, 1993, p. 75, no. 30. For Yongle gilt-bronze figures of Sadakshari Avalokiteshvara sold at auction, see the example sold in our New York rooms, 20th March 2002, lot 171, and another at Christie’s Hong Kong, 30th May 2005, lot 1245.