Lot 108. A gilt-bronze figure of Nantimitolo, 17th century; 17.2cm (6 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 4,000-6,000. Sold for £ 12,500 (€ 14,275). Photo Bonhams.
Seated in dhyanasana on the back of a benevolent dragon over a cloth detailed with lotus buds, the bearded figure wearing a voluminous robe detailed with scattered clouds open to reveal the bare chest, the face in meditative expression, the head partially bold flanked by flowing ribbons.
Provenance: a European private collection.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015