Sale 18AS01 | Lot 10

Tibetan Bronze Figure of Tara

Catalogue: Asian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 10
Tibetan Bronze Figure of Tara
15th/16th Century
Syama Tara with the third eye, seated in lalitasana on a double lotus base, wearing the diadem and jewels of a Bodhisattva, the hands in the the Boon-Giving Mudra and holding a pot of nectar, inscribed in Tibetan Uchen script on the base reads Homage to the holy Tara Ushnisha Vijaya. Height 7 1/2 inches.
Published:
Himilayan Art Resources, item no. 7872, 'Tara #4 from the Twenty-One Taras of the Atisha tradition', www.himilayanart.org/items/7872
Note:
The portrait like face, particularly the eyes, are seen in a thangka from Central Tibet dated 13th century, published, No. 39, Sacred Visions: Early Paintings From Central Tibet, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998.


Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Sold for $7,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Scattered small losses to gilt and pigment on face and hair. No dents or losses.


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Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Sold for $7,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Asian Works of Art

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