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Lot 45

A magnificent Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Chaturbhuja Manjushri, Namasangiti 18th century The...

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Lot 45

A magnificent Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Chaturbhuja Manjushri, Namasangiti
18th century

Price Realised: £10,400

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 45


A magnificent Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Chaturbhuja Manjushri, Namasangiti

18th century

The deity seated in padmasana on a waisted double lotus base, the slender waist rising up to broad shoulders with upper right hand holding a sword, lower left hand raised in front of his chest holding the end of a leafy lotus stem terminating in a lotus flower with the Prajñāpāramitā placed on top, hair arranged in a high chignon wearing a five point crown, inlayed with coral, malachite and lapis lazuli, other body jewelry similarly embellished, wearing a dhoti decorated with floral border, 19cm high.

西藏十八世紀 銅鎏金四臂文殊菩薩像

Cf. Mañjuśrī is one of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas, or 'Eight Close Sons' of Buddha Śākyamuni, whose name and variations of names were enumerated in the Charya Tantra, Nāmasaṃgīti ('The Chanting of Names'). The current form, with one face four arms, was included in the tantra mentioned above, with variations of attributions held in his hands, and somehow rare as most examples of Mañjuśrī in this on form hold a bow and sword in the upper hands. For a similar form from the Ming dynasty please refer to item no. 57406 on himalayanart.org.

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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