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Lot 330.  A finely embroidered satin panel of Amitayus, Tibet, 17th-18th century; 30 by 21.5 cm, 11¾ by 8¾ in. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's

depicted seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, hands in dhyana mudra, a five-pointed crown with a jewel crests the top of the head and the downcast face framed by elongated ears and earrings, the bare chest adorned with necklaces and wrapped in flowing ribbons, the whole is worked in satin stitch in yellow, cream, orange, green and blue hues on a dark navy silk ground.

Literature: John E.Vollmer, Silk for Thrones and Altars, Chinese Costumes and Textiles from the Liao through the Qing dynasty, Myrna Myers, 2003, Paris, no. 62.
Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris: A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, London, no. 238.
Exhibited: From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017.
From the Land of Asia, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 4th March – 19th August 2018.

Note: Compare with an almost identical fragment sold at Christie's New York, 19th September 2007, lot 153.

Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021