Lot 5155: A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF THE SECOND PANCHEN LAMA
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: The Lama finely gilt and seated with legs hidden beneath robe in dhyanasana on square cushion incised delicate floral border and patchwork pattern, his right hand in vitarka mudra and his left hand resting in his lap, dressed in heavy robes with incised hems, his long face with a serene expression. Qing Dynasty period.
Notes: Compare a similar gilt-bronze second panchen lama figure, featured in D.Dinwiddie, Portraits of the Masters: Bronze Sculptures of the Tibetan Buddhist Lineages, London/Chicago 2003, P.91.
Provenance: Private collection, Los Angeles
Dimensions: Height: 9 3/8 in (23.8 cm) Width: 7 1/2 in (19.1 cm)