SMALL GILT BRONZE FIGURE BUDDHA OF A SEATED TARA NEPAL 15TH CENTURY OR LATER
Seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus, her
right hand in varadamudra and the left
raised in vitarkamudra, both holding the
stem of a lotus blossoming at the
shoulders, mounted on a plinth, height
3.7” — 9.5 cm.
Small figures of tara like the current
example are rare. A similar figure in style
and size was sold at Christie’s New York,
September 14, 2010, lot 125. Another
similar example was sold at Christie’s New
York, March 19, 2013, lot 413.