A fine cast bronze seated Buddhist deity, 17th century. Sold for US$ 112,500 (€92,069). Photo: Bonhams.
Possibly Manjusri, seated dhyanasana on an elaborately draped double lotus pedestal base, one hand holding a lotus stem, the other holding a jewel, with two lotus stalks flanking the powerful shoulders, one supporting the remnants of a book, the other the base of a sword, both enclosing the voluptuous face with downcast eyes framed by an elegant jeweled and floral draped crown, the slim body adorned with pendant jewels falling from the waist and to the front chest. 28in (71.2cm) high
Property from the Estate of Ralph and Joan Kramer, Sedona, Arizona
Provenance: by repute, purchased in Mukden in 1923, by descent to the current owners.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 16 Dec 2014 10:00 PST – SAN FRANCISCO