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Bronze Lotus-shaped Reliquary

Auction:
2528B
Lot:
257
Sold for:
$36,735$31,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2528B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 03, 2010 9:00AM

Description:

Bronze Lotus-shaped Reliquary, Northeastern India or Western Burma, 11th-12th century, stupa with a pierced base, foliated hips with apsaras, drum with Buddhas supporting a movable lotus flower enclosing images of the Buddha, ht. 17 3/4 in.

N.B. See illustration #283 in
Art of Southeast Asia, Abrams Press, from Pagan Museum for similar example.
Estimate $60,000-80,000

Keywords

India, Southeast Asia, Pagan Museum, Abrams Press, Apsara, Buddhahood, Buddhism, Buddhist pilgrimage, Nelumbo nucifera, Newar, Reliquaries, Stupa

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