A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th century. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s
the cast figure seated on a stepped throne, the hands held in dharmachakramudra, wearing a dhoti and a shawl draped over both shoulders, with inlaid elaborate body jewellery and a five leaf diadem, the face with serene downcast expression, the hair in a high cowl, the ushnisha topped with a knop; 24.2cm., 9½in.
PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION
Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM