04-20-2012 04-21-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2591B Boston
April 20, 2012 11:00AMCalender
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Bronze Stele

 
Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2591B Location: Boston Date / Time: April 20, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Bronze Stele, eastern India, Pala period, 9th century, depicting an enthroned seated Buddha surrounded by attendants, heavenly apsaras and devotees, his right hand in bhumisparsa and his left in dhyana mudra, patina of malachite with azurite deposits, 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $10,000-12,000

in good condition

Keywords

India, Apsara, Azurite, Buddhism, Carbonate minerals, Gestures, Iconography, Malachite, Mudra, Vajrayana Buddhism