Thirteenth or Eighteenth Century? A response to David Weldon’s “On Recent Attributions to Aniko”
Fig. 11. Bodhisattva Padmapani
Copper with traces of cold-gilding and pigments; height; 14 cm.
Pala-influenced Newar style in China or Tibet, 18th century.
A characteristic example of an 18th century copy of 13th century “Aniko style group” image.
Note the distinctive “late” design and technique of the dhoti.
Photo: after Hanhai auction catalogue, Beijing 12.12.2010, no.2737.