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Lot *27

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA

Estimated Value:

3.000 € - 5.000 €

Result:

8.433 € incl. Premium and VAT

Description:

Tibet, 15th c.
H. 12,5 cm
Seated in vajrasana on a lotus base with both hands in the dharmacakramudra originally holding stems of lotuses flowering along the upper arms supporting the kundika and ratna, wearing dhoti, scarf, jewellery set with turquoise beads, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows, his hair combed in a chignon topped with a ratna and secured with a tiara, unsealed.
From an old and important German private collection, collected between 1950 and 1987, collection C 68
Published: U. Toyka-Fuong, Ikonographie und Symbolik des tibetischen Buddhismus, Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1987, C 68, pp. 176 and 177 - Minor wear, traces of age