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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BUDDHIST FIGURES FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CHANG FOUNDATION

A GILT-LACQUER BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADAKSHARI AVALOKITESHVARA
TIBETO-CHINESE, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BUDDHIST FIGURES FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CHANG FOUNDATION

A GILT-LACQUER BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADAKSHARI AVALOKITESHVARA
TIBETO-CHINESE, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

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A GILT-LACQUER BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADAKSHARI AVALOKITESHVARA
TIBETO-CHINESE, 16TH / 17TH CENTURY
cast in vajraparyankasana with the principal hands in namaskara mudra, the outer proper left hand raised and holding a blossom at the shoulder, with an elaborate crown, extravagantly beaded jewelry, and celestial sashes adorning the body and slender limbs, all raised on a double-lotus base 
Height 5 1/4  in., 16 cm
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Provenance

The Chang Foundation Collection.

Literature

Jintongfo zaoxiang tulu/Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Taipei, 1993, pl. 34.

Catalogue Note

The Sanskrit name Shadakshari literally translates to 'of six syllables,' referring to the six-syllable mantra of Avalokiteshvara: om mani padme hum, 'glory to the jewel of the lotus.' The propagation of this mantra owes in part to the teachings of Guru Chos-dbang (1212-1273) of the Nyingma sect, according to Gilles Béguin, Dieux du Tibet, Suilly-la-Tour, 2018, p. 63. In this form, Avalokiteshvara is a protector of Tibet and the Potala monastery. The Dalai Lama is an incarnation of Avalokiteshvara, and the name of the monastery refers to Potalaka, the bodhisattva's home.

Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

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New York