Lot 72. A gilt-bronze figure of Tara, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000. Price 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.