07 novembre 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Tara, Ming dynasty, 16th century

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Lot 72. A gilt-bronze figure of Tara, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 in. (18 cm.) highEstimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000Price realised GBP 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

The figure is shown seated in lalitasana with hands held in vitarkamudra, each holding the ends of a lotus stem that extends up the arms to flank the shoulders. The figure is dressed in an elegantly draped dhoti secured with a beaded, festoon-hung sash, beaded necklaces, armlets, large circular earrings and the hair is upswept into a top knot below an elaborate eight point-tiara, centred with a seated figure of Amitabha.

Provenance: Acquired in Germany before 1989.

Christie's. Important Chinese Art. London, 3 November 2020

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