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Lot 35

A BRONZE FIGURE OF PADMASAMBHAVA

Estimated Value:

2.000 € - 3.000 €

Schätzpreis:

2.600 €

Description:

Tibet, 15./ 16. Jh.
H. 13,5 cm
Seated in vajrasana on a lotus base, his raised right hand is holding the vajra while the left the kapala, wearing various garments including a wide-sleeved mantle, his face displaying a severe expression with protruding eyes below raised eyebrows, elongated earlobes with ear ornaments, blue coloured hairdo and topped with the specific bonnet, traces of cold-gilding, sealed.
From an old and important German private collection, collected between 1950 and 1987, collection number C 11
Published: U. Toyka-Fuong, Ikonographie und Symbolik des tibetischen Buddhismus, Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1987, C 11, pp. 36 and 37 - Minor wear, slightly chipped