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Lot 16

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMOGHAPASHALOKESHVARA

Estimated Value:

6.000 € - 10.000 €

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Description:

Nepal, 16th/ 17th c.
H. 21 cm
Standing in slight tribhanga on a lotus base with his eight arms radiating around his body, the principle hands showing varadamudra and holding the kundika, wearing dhoti secured around the waist by a belt with a pair of sashes hanging down his legs, upavita, jewellery set with semi-precious stones, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows, raised urna at his forehead, elongated earlobes with ear ornaments, his hair combed in a chignon topped with a ratna and secured with a tiara.
C 80, pp. 2002 and 201
From an old and important German private collection, collected between 1950 and 1987, collection number C 80
Published: U. Toyka-Fuong, Ikonographie und Symbolik des tibetischen Buddhismus, Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1987, C 80, pp. 200 and 201 - Wear, slightly chipped