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Lot 3101: A RARE SILVER-INLAID COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA KASHMIR, 7TH CENTURY |

Sotheby's

October 7, 2015
Hong Kong, China

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Description

cast seated in vajraparyankasana on a lotus disc with a band of filaments and pendent lotus petal lappets, dressed in loose robes draped over the left shoulder and leaving the chest bare, the hands held in dharmacakra mudra, the serene face depicted with downcast eyes beneath elongated arched brows and an urna, the eyes and urna inlaid with silver, flanked by a pair of pierced pendulous earlobes, the hair tightly knotted and surmounted by an ushnisha, all supported on a rectangular plinth with a constricted band, the patina a lustrous golden-brown colour

Dimensions

23 cm., 9 in.

Condition Report

The figure has been preserved in very good condition. The original casting flaws and spacers are clearly visible in the catalogue photos, as are insignificant surface wear. The patina is particularly smooth and lustrous, a slightly richer and darker colour than in the photos.
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Exhibited

Indian and Himalayan sculpture and thankas from the collection of the late Simon Digby, John Siudmak Asian ArtNew York, 2011, cat. no. 15.

Literature

Ulrich von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1981, pl. 14G.
John Siudmak, The Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Ancient Kashmir and its Influences, Leiden and Boston, 2013, p. 274, pl. 125.

Provenance

Collection of Professor Samuel Eilenberg (1913-98).
Collection of Simon Digby (1932-2010).
John Siudmak Asian Art, New York, March 2011.

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Shipping Terms

Vajrayana: Voyage to the Tantra

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Sotheby's
October 7, 2015, 11:30 AM HKT

Hong Kong, China

Buyer's Premium

HKD1 - 1,600,000: 30.0%
HKD1,600,001 - 22,500,000: 25.0%
HKD22,500,001+: 17.0%

From: To: Increment:
HKD0 HKD999 HKD50
HKD1,000 HKD1,999 HKD100
HKD2,000 HKD2,999 HKD200
HKD3,000 HKD3,199 HKD200
HKD3,200 HKD3,799 HKD300
HKD3,800 HKD4,199 HKD200
HKD4,200 HKD4,799 HKD300
HKD4,800 HKD4,999 HKD200
HKD5,000 HKD9,999 HKD500
HKD10,000 HKD19,999 HKD1,000
HKD20,000 HKD29,999 HKD2,000
HKD30,000 HKD31,999 HKD2,000
HKD32,000 HKD37,999 HKD3,000
HKD38,000 HKD41,999 HKD2,000
HKD42,000 HKD47,999 HKD3,000
HKD48,000 HKD49,999 HKD2,000
HKD50,000 HKD99,999 HKD5,000
HKD100,000 HKD199,999 HKD10,000
HKD200,000 HKD299,999 HKD20,000
HKD300,000 HKD319,999 HKD20,000
HKD320,000 HKD379,999 HKD30,000
HKD380,000 HKD419,999 HKD20,000
HKD420,000 HKD479,999 HKD30,000
HKD480,000 HKD499,999 HKD20,000
HKD500,000 HKD999,999 HKD50,000
HKD1,000,000 HKD1,999,999 HKD100,000
HKD2,000,000 HKD2,999,999 HKD200,000
HKD3,000,000 HKD3,199,999 HKD200,000
HKD3,200,000 HKD3,799,999 HKD300,000
HKD3,800,000 HKD4,199,999 HKD200,000
HKD4,200,000 HKD4,799,999 HKD300,000
HKD4,800,000 HKD4,999,999 HKD200,000
HKD5,000,000 HKD9,999,999 HKD500,000
HKD10,000,000+ HKD1,000,000

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