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BUST OF BODHISATTVA AVALOKITESHVARA


UTTAR PRADESH, CIRCA 7TH/8TH CENTURY
Sandstone
20.75 in (53 cm) high

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
Property from an Important Family Collection

This bust of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the future Buddha, wears a tiara with a single jewel. The transcendent Buddha Amitabha in a seated pose is carved to be the centrepiece of his elaborate hairdo. Locks of hair cascade down to the shoulders of the sculpture. His elongated earlobes are adorned by hooped earrings, and around his neck is a string of pearls. The large, half-open eyes and full lips are characteristic of Gupta influences, while the sharp nose and flaring nostrils amplify the beauty of the Bodhisattva's countenance.







  Lot 3 of 121  

FROM CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY
6-7 DECEMBER 2017

Estimate
$9,375 - 12,500
Rs 6,00,000 - 8,00,000


Winning Bid
$9,456
Rs 6,05,184

(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)


BODHISATTVA AVALOKITESHVARA


 









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