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A gilt copper alloy figure of seated Buddha, Tibet, Pala revival, 18th century

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A gilt copper alloy figure of seated Buddha, Tibet, Pala revival, 18th century

A gilt copper alloy figure of seated Buddha, Tibet, Pala revival, 18th century

A gilt copper alloy figure of seated Buddha

Tibet, Pala revival, 18th century


Height 6¼ in., 16.9 cm

In very good overall condition for an object of this type and age. Blue polychromy worn but visible in the hair of the Buddha. The face painted in cold gold and showing some losses, the eyes enhanced with white, black and red polychromy, with the lips also painted in red. General accretion and wear to the gilding throughout. The base cast separately from the Buddha, but firmly affixed. The base is sealed with felt pads positioned under the outer edge of the underside of the base, as visible in the illustration.


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The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Christie's London, 11th April 1974, lot 67.