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TEFAF Maastricht 2017

9 March 2017

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Chagan Sambhar-a (late 17th–early 18th century), Mongolia, School of Zanabazar

This relatively large Mongolian bronze from the School of Zanabazar presents a benevolent form of this Buddhist divinity. Here he embraces his consort Vajravarahi in a mystical union, symbolising the merging of wisdom and compassion. Both deities are richly crowned, coiffed, and bejewelled. Traces of pigment remain on their hair and faces, highlighting their full lips and curving eyelids.

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One comment

  1. David Medalla Mar 10 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful Mongolian sculpture, prabably linked to Tantrayana.
    Best wishes to Rossi & Rossi for a successful sale of this rare work of Mongolian srt-

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