yellowish stone (phyllite), with many traces of gilding
Northeastern India (Pala) or Tibet, 11th cent.
high: 11 cm.
A wonderful small stone sculpture. The small group of (yellow) stone miniatures are traditionally attributed to India sculptures in Bihar or Bengal, but it could also be Tibetan.
see: Steven Kossak, “A group of Miniature Pala Stellae from Bengal”, in: Orientations, Vol. 29, no. 7 (July/August 1998), p. 22 ff.
Ulrich Von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, Volume 1, India and Nepal, p. 369-376.
ex. German private collection
1998: New York, Gallery Art of the Past.