Lot 86. A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Sadaksari Avalokitesvara, Tibet, circa 16th century; 21.4cm (8 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000-4,000. Sold for £ 15,000 (€ 17,165). © Bonhams.
The four-armed deity seated in dhyanasana on a beaded double lotus base, the main hands in anjalimudra, the others holding a lotus flower and prayer beads, wearing an elegant dhoti incised with scrolling borders and beaded jewellery, the face with a serene expression and head crowned with an elaborate foliate tiara surrounding the hair swept in a topknot surmounted by the head of Amitabha, the base sealed and incised with a double vajra.
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.109, pl.5 (the catalogue is offered as part of the lot).
Note: A related but smaller gilt bronze figure of Sadaksari Avalokitesvara, Tibet, 15th century, was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1-2 June 2015, lot 661.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015