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.
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).