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Lot 2115

A BRONZE JAIN TIRTHANKARA SHRINE INLAID WITH SILVER AND COPPER

Estimated Value:

3.000 € - 5.000 €

Result:

3.633 € incl. Premium and VAT

Description:

North-West-India, dated 1564
H. 16,4 cm
The Jain tirthankara is seated in vajrasana on a cushion placed on an elaborate throne adorned with a pair of lions and servants. Both hands rest in dhyanamudra on his lap, he is naked, on his chest is a Shrivatsa emblem inlaid in silver, his face shows a serene expression with almond-shaped eyes, elongated earlobes, and hair combed into a knot, above a parasol flanked by a pair of elephants, flanked by various seated Jain masters and standing servants, the reverse with long inscription.
From the collection of Gerd-Wolfgang Essen (1930-2007), assembled between the 1950s and 1980s
Minor wear