Nepal, 17th – 18th century
Height 27 cm.
Gilt bronze group of Vajrachatuhpitha with three heads and six arms holding in vajrahumkara two vajra, the bell, axe, arrow and snake, sitting in vajrasana in yab yum with its parèdre on a lion on the lotus in front of the flaming mandorla.
Almost 30 cm. in height, this large, gilt-bronze figure of a Vajrasattva in Union with Vajramamani was made some time between the 17th and 18th centuries by the renowned Newar artisans of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.
Auction result comparison: For a closely related of Vajrasattva from Nepal , sharing the near identical detail features but smaller (diam.: 19 cm) and letter 19th century see, Bonham’s Hong Kong, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 26 November 2019, , lot numbers15 sold for HK$ 150,625 (€ 16,490)
Provenance: Old and important French private collection, Paris, France
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- A Rare Gilt-Bronze Group of Vajrasattva in Union with Vajramamani, H- 27 cm.
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