Chaste/repusse. Seated on a lotusthrone, with her hands in and her legs in. High chignon, heavely drabed robe, necklace, armrings and bracelets around the anklets. Broad face, long earlobe with large earrings. Base placque with gilded vajra loose, the interior with eight prayerrolls wrapped in yellow silk. Height 31 cm.
Wear, damages, attribute missing, loss of inlayed stones.
100 000 - 150 000 SEK
9 434 - 14 151 EUR
From the Collection of Knut Bohlin (1869-1956), Torö, Nynäshamn. Bohlin became a Ph.D. in 1901, and in the same year an associate professor of botany at Stockholm University and an associate professor of biology and chemistry. He became principal of the Nya Elementarskolan in 1914. He made several scientific journeys. His scientific botanical research mainly concerns the microscopic freshwater algae.
The present figure shares aesthetic aspects such as the tall chignon and the heavily draped robes characteristic of the figures created in or around the thriving Buddhist centre of Dolonnor in Inner Mongolia. The city as a site of cultural exchange between the imperial court and the Mongols received strong patronage from the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors.
When is the viewing and the sale?
Viewing: May 28 – June 2 at Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat–Sun 11 AM – 5 PM
Auction: June 3 – 4 at Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm