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LOT 23 - FAS0624

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Lot details

Finely cast, the Great Master is seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus throne, his hands holding a vajra and kapala, flanked by a repoussé double aureole of flames. Wearing voluminous robes falling in elegant folds that pool around the figure, his elongated earlobes with large earrings, and wearing a pema hat. His serene face with almond shape eyes, a flattened urna, and gently arched brows, his lips forming a calm smile. The base is sealed, and the seal plate is prominently embossed with a double vajra. The back cast with rings for mounting.

Provenance: German private collection. Galerie Zacke, 22 November 2014, lot 254. Viennese private collection, acquired from the above.
Condition: Good condition with wear, minor casting flaws, small nicks, minor dents, remnants of pigment on the aureole, and a repair to the double aureole.

Weight: 1,336 g
Dimensions: Height 22.5 cm

Literature comparison:
Compare a related gilt-bronze figure of Padmasambhava from Tibet, 38 cm high, dated to the 18th century, in the British Museum, accession number 1942,0416.1.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Paris, 9 June 2021, lot 59
Price: EUR 13,750 or approx. EUR 15,500 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gilt-bronze figure of Padmasambhava, Tibet or Bhutan, 18th century
Expert remark: Compare the related figure and base. Note this lot does not have a double aureole. Note the smaller size (17.5 cm).


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