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Auction: Indian and Southeast Asian Art
was auctioned on: 16 September 2009
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A large and important gilt bronze figure of Atisha

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Estimate: US$250,000 - US$350,000
Price realised:  US$242,500
Lot number 804, Views: 104

A large and important gilt bronze figure of Atisha
TIBET, CIRCA 16TH CENTURY
A large and important gilt bronze figure of Atisha Tibet, circa 16th century Seated in dhyanasana and attached to a separately cast double-lotus base, his hands held before his chest in vitarkamudra , wearing diaphanous robes and a conical monk's cap, both with incised hems, his face slightly tilted to the left in a benevolent expression with downcast eyes, the base with an elaborate inscription at back 19 in. (48.5 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Indian and Southeast Asian Art
Date of the auction: 16 Sep 2009
Address: Christie's
16 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Center