A repoussé gilt-copper figure of a standing Bodhisattva and a gilt-copper alloy leg of a divinity

A repoussé gilt-copper figure of a standing Bodhisattva and a gilt-copper alloy leg of a divinity

Private French Collection

A repoussé gilt-copper figure of a standing Bodhisattva and a gilt-copper alloy leg of a divinity, Tibet or Nepal, 19th century or earlier

The Bodhisattva represented standing on a lotiform plinth crowned with a mandorla worked in repoussé on a wooden core, plinth; the leg adorned with jewels around the foot.

Details

  • Title : A repoussé gilt-copper figure of a standing Bodhisattva and a gilt-copper alloy leg of a divinity
  • Year : 19th century or earlier
  • Classification : Sculpture
  • Medium : Repoussé Gilt-Copper and Gilt-Copper Alloy
  • Dimension : 13.4 cm; 14.4 cm, 5¼ in .; 5⅝ in.
  • Accession No : LOT 45
  • Country/ Geo-location : Nepal OR Tibet
  • Museum : Sotheby’s
  • Status : LOT SOLD IN AUCTION (11th DECEMBER 2020)
  • Lot sold : 2,142 EUR
  • Estimate : 1,000 - 1,500 EUR
  • Catalogue Description : A gilt-copper figure of a standing Bodhisattva: There is wear to the gilding and malachite encrustation. Red pigment is still visible behind the figure. The repoussé plaque is attached to a wood plaque. A gilt-copper alloy leg of a divinity, Tibet or Nepal, 19th century or earlier: good overall condition with the exception of a few stress cracks behind and three holes in the upper part.