A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA

A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA

The Bodhisattva of compassion seated on a wide lotus petal throne, the top incised with the motif of lotus pods, luxuriously positioned in Sattvaparyankasana, wearing a shawl drawn across the body and falling in pleats over the left shoulder, the dhoti held in place by an ornamented waist band wrapping around the legs in a chased striated pattern, with gem set armbands set high on the shoulders, a necklace with attached pendants, and lotus-form earrings resting on the shoulders, the left hand supporting his weight from behind and holding the stalk of a lotus that follows the curve of the arm with a lotus blossoming over the left shoulder, the head encircled in an aureole decorated in swirling flames

Details

  • Title : A GILT COPPER FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA
  • Year : 9TH/10TH CENTURY
  • Classification : Sculpture
  • Medium : GILT COPPER
  • Dimension : Height 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm)
  • Accession No : Lot 322
  • Country/ Geo-location : Nepal
  • Museum : Sotheby’s
  • Acquisition Method : PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION
  • Status : LIVE AUCTION BEGINS IN: 22 September 2020 • New York
  • Estimate: : 300,000 - 500,000 USD
  • Provenance : Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, acquired from Dudley James, New York, 1922