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A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA
8.000 € - 12.000 €
Description:Tibet, 15th c.
H. 29,5 cm
Standing in samabhanga on a lotus-base placed on a separate cast throne set to the front with a pair of birds facing a central flowerhead emblem, his right hand lowered in varadamudra while the left is holding the stem of the padma lotus flowering along his arm, wearing dhoti, scarf draped around his shoulders with its streamers encircling his arms, bejewelled, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes, raised urna at his forehead, smiling lips, elongated earlobes with ear-ornaments, his hair combed in a chignon secured with a tiara decorated with a pair of pattras and floating ribbons, resealed.
Old German private collection, acquired at Schoettle Ostasiatica 1978.
Published: Schoettle East Asian Art, Tibetica 36, 1978, no. 1795
Traces of age, wear, very minor repairs