A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA,  NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA,  NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA,  NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA,  NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA,  NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA,  NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA,  NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION

A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA, NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 USD

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION

A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA, NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY

Estimate:

300,000 - 500,000 USD

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Description

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION

A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA

NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY


Height 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm)


the bodhisattva of compassion seated on a wide lotus petal throne, the top incised with the motif of lotus pods, luxuriously positioned in sattvaparyankasana, wearing a shawl drawn across the body and falling in pleats over the left shoulder, the dhoti held in place by an ornamented waist band wrapping around the legs in a chased striated pattern, with gem set armbands set high on the shoulders, a necklace with attached pendants, and lotus-form earrings resting on the shoulders, the left hand supporting his weight from behind and holding the stalk of a lotus that follows the curve of the arm with a lotus blossoming over the left shoulder, the head encircled in an aureole decorated in swirling flames


Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13744.

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Provenance

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, acquired from Dudley James, New York, 1922

A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA,  NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY
PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION
A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA, NEPAL, 9TH/10TH CENTURY

22 September 2020 • New York