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A TIBETAN GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAISRAVANA 十七世紀 銅鎏金多聞天王坐像

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A TIBETAN GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAISRAVANA Tibet, 17th Century 十七世紀 銅鎏金多聞天王坐像 The portly God of Wealth modelled seated at ease with his left leg tucked under his rotund belly, the other extended over the edge of the foliate base and supported by a conch shell, holding in his left hand a small mongoose, in the right a large jewel, his body adorned with ornate embellishments and necklaces, with one large adornment draped diagonally across and over his bulging belly, his hair tied in a tight knot and with long plaits that fall down his back and around his shoulders, all decorated with traces of red pigment, his face with protruding, rounded eyes below a furrowed brow and above a broad nose and full lips, the baseplate incised with the visvavajra motif, 12cm high, weight approx. 702g - NOTE: A very similar figure, attributed as being from Mongolia, was offered at Sotheby's Paris, 21st December 2023, lot 55.Click here to share:Please login or create an account to view/request condition reports Request a condition report

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A TIBETAN GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAISRAVANA Tibet, 17th Century 十七世紀 銅鎏金多聞天王坐像 The portly God of Wealth modelled seated at ease with his left leg tucked under his rotund belly, the other extended over the edge of the foliate base and supported by a conch shell, holding in his left hand a small mongoose, in the right a large jewel, his body adorned with ornate embellishments and necklaces, with one large adornment draped diagonally across and over his bulging belly, his hair tied in a tight knot and with long plaits that fall down his back and around his shoulders, all decorated with traces of red pigment, his face with protruding, rounded eyes below a furrowed brow and above a broad nose and full lips, the baseplate incised with the visvavajra motif, 12cm high, weight approx. 702g - NOTE: A very similar figure, attributed as being from Mongolia, was offered at Sotheby's Paris, 21st December 2023, lot 55.Click here to share:Please login or create an account to view/request condition reports Request a condition report

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