A gilt-bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 鎏金銅尊勝佛母坐像
65,000 - 75,000 GBP
A gilt-bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with broad, radiating petals, the eight arms in extended positions and once bearing attributes, each of the three faces with painted eyes centered by a third eye beneath a double top-knot ushnisha encircled by a pointed diadem, the thick tresses falling about the shoulders, the body richly adorned with bejewelled necklaces, dressed in a dhoti gathering around the feet, the base incised with a double vajra and sealed
Height 34.4 cm, 13½ in.
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Collected in Asia in the 1920s and in the collection of a Midwestern military family.
Sotheby's New York, 12th September 2018, lot 270.