sitting Buddha Vairocana (?)

carved, painted and gilded wood
Tibet, 13th cent.
size: 17 x 43 cm.

provenance: Peaceful Wind Gallery, Santa Fé, USA (Ian Alsop); art-market Paris, France

one of a series of panels, all wonderfully carved and well preserved with paint and gilding.
One panel is in a private collection, The Netherlands; three were offered for sale  at Sotheby’s, New York (2001, 2003 and 2004), and two others at Sotheby’s New York (2005); one is on the art market in New York; and one is in the collection of David R.Nalin, New York.

see:
Melissa R.Kerin, Artful Beneficence, Selections from the David R.Nalin Himalayan Art Collection, New York (Rubin Museum of Art), 2009, p.74-75 (cat.nr. 41).

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