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Asia Week New York 2015:
Kapoor Galleries

Tibet, Circa 1400
9.8 inches (24 ½ cm)
Gilt Bronze
Private European collection acquired in the 1950’s

Seated in padmasana on a double-lotus base with his arms in vajrahumkara mudra (highest energy) holding the vajra and ghanta, clad in a dhoti and a shawl draped over his shoulders with jointed hems extending from his elbows and freely flowing symmetrically downward, adorned with a belt and necklaces of bead and pendant swags, anklets, bracelets, and leaf earrings, his steadfast expression serene and an urna of inset turquoise, his hair pulled into a high chignon secured with a five-leaf tiara and surmounted by a half vajra; the base is sealed and consecrated with a double vajra.