01 juillet 2020

A large gilt-bronze and repoussé figure of a dragon, Tibet, 17th century

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Lot 6020. A large gilt-bronze and repoussé figure of a dragon, Tibet, 17th century; 108 cm, 42½ inEstimate: 180,000 - 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

Note: This magnificent gilt repoussé dragon would probably have originally flanked an elaborate altar in a temple. Similar dragons in the Potala Palace, Lhasa, are illustrated in Ulrich von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, Hong Kong, 2001, vol. II, pl. 195D.

Sotheby'sA Selection of Buddhist Art from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 30 June 2020

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