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Lot 36

A BRONZE FIGURE OF SYAMATARA

Estimated Value:

2.500 € - 3.500 €

Schätzpreis:

4.000 €

Description:

Tibet, 16th c.
H. 15,6 cm
Seated in lalitasana on a lotus base with her right foot supported by a smaller lotus issued from the main base, her right hand in varadamudra while the left is raised in vitarkamudra, lotuses flowering along both upper arms, wearing sari, cape, bejewelled, her face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows, raised urna at her forehead, her hairdo combed in a chignon topped with a minute figure of Amitabha and secured with a tiara, sealed.
From an old and important German private collection, collected between 1950 and 1987, collection number C 83
Published: U. Toyka-Fuong, Ikonographie und Symbolik des tibetischen Buddhismus, Otto Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 1987, C 83, pp. 206 and 207 - Minor wear, traces of age