Sotheby's Australia
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A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF GREEN TARA, TIBET, 14TH/15TH CENTURY

Estimate $30,000 – $35,000

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seated in lalitasana on a double lotus base with beaded edges, the right foot resting on a lotus flower rising from the base, the right hand lowered in varadamudra and the left raised in vitarkamudra, sprays of uptala lotus stems rising from the elbows, wearing a dhoti tied with a sash, and further adorned with beaded jewellery, the face with lowered gaze and benevolent smile, framed by a pair of pendulous earlobes with ornate earrings and a five-leaf tiara enclosing a high chignon, box
15.3 cm high

  • Lot Sold $30,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $36,600 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

New York Asian Art Fair, March 2004
Mossgreen, Melbourne, 16 November 2015, lot 44
Private Collection, Sydney

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Catalogue Notes

Compare with a figure of Tara dated to the 14th/15th century, from the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Buddhist Statues of Tibet, Hong Kong, 1995, p. 170, pl. 162

Condition Report

Some surface wear to the gilding particularly on projecting edges. The base rim a little uneven with some small dents. Generally good condition.

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