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Lot 84. A gilt-copper figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibet, circa 16th century; 17cm (6 6/8in) high. Estimate £ 10,000-12,000. Sold for £ 11,250 (€ 12,874). © Bonhams.

The figure seated in vajraparyankasana on a beaded double-lotus base, the right hand held in bhumisparsha mudra, the left holding an alms bowl, wearing a pleated robe draped over the left shoulder, the serene face with a meditative expression, the hair arranged in tight curls surrounding the ushnisha and the domed jewel

Provenance: the Jeannette Claude Jongen collection of Buddhist Art.

Published and Illustrated: A.Neven, Etudes D'Art Lamaique et de L'Himalaya, Brussels, 1978, p.119, pl.24 (the catalogue is offered as part of the lot).

NoteCompare the similar high ushnisha, face, and raised beaded hems on a Bhaishajyaguru and Shakyamuni sold at Christie's New York, 16 September 2008, lot 523 and 13 September 2011, lot 313, respectively. Also see Kramrisch, The Art of Nepal, New York, 1964, no.52, p.85.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015