Sotheby's Australia
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A gilt copper figure of Hevajra and Nairatmya Sino-Tibetan or Mongolian, late 18th century or later

(2)

Estimate $20,000 - $30,000

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Alternate Views

the eight headed deity standing on two legs the other two raised, and with sixteen arms originally holding animals and personified elements, the two main arms embracing his consort Nairatmya at his front and holding kapalas supporting an elephant and a seated monk in prayer, Nairatmya depicted with her legs wrapped around Hevajra's waist, both figures adorned with beaded jewellery inset with semi-precious stones, and attire hung with severed heads and skull tiaras, later metal stand

(2)
44 cm high

  • Lot Sold $95,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $115,900 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Condition Report

The animals and elements now missing from the hands. The original stand now missing. The base of the figure with a rectangular recess cut to accommodate the later metal stand. Some areas of surface wear.

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Guy Cairnduff

Head

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E: Guy Cairnduff


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Australian & International Art
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Alison Alford

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Arts & Design
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Specialist Consultant

Arts & Design
Adelaide
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Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts

Specialist Consultant, Asian Art

Arts & Design
Melbourne
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Fiona Hayward

Fiona Hayward

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Melbourne
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Brett Ballard

Brett Ballard

Senior Specialist

Australian & International Art
Sydney
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E: Brett Ballard

Liza Hallam

Administrator

Arts & Design
Melbourne
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E: Liza Hallam
Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design

AU0815  |  21 Jun 2017  |  Sydney
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