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A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara Tibet, circa 16th century.

60 000 - 80 000 SEK
5 360 - 7 150 EUR
5 690 - 7 580 USD
Hammer price
160 000 SEK
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Cecilia Nordström
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
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A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara Tibet, circa 16th century.

Cast seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a high double-lotus pedestal, the deity cast with a serene facial expression beneath an elaborate five-leaf foliate tiara enclosing the high chignon, lavishly attired with dhoti and beaded jewellery inset with turquoise, the hands raised holding a vajra and a bell. Height 14.8 cm.

Burst, missing stones. Later base placque.


Property of a private Swedish Collector, purchased in London in the 1960's.

Ex: Sven Hedin Collection. Aquired in Peking 1930-01-22. Inventory no 1935.50.0426.


Compare Sothebys, Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works Of Art, 22 March 2018, New York, lot 1028.

Compare, Bonhams, Fine Chinese Art, 11 May 2017. London, New Bond Street, lot 104.

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