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Rossi & Rossi
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Western Tibet
circa 15th century
Clay, gesso, wood, straw, pigment
height: 44 cm / 17¼ in

A painted clay sculpture representing a Buddha in a style that typifies western Tibetan art, which has roots in Kashmiri medieval (7th to 12th century) artistic traditions. The Buddha’s face, with its elongated eyes and wide arched brows, full cheeks and rosebud lips, are hallmarks of Kashmiri medieval style that inspired western Tibetan artistic traditions beginning in the 10th century. Dating from the 15th century, this large seated figure is among the finest of its type, and resembles in situ works at Tsaparang and Tabo monasteries of the same period.

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