A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF CHITIPATI QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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Lot 845
A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF CHITIPATI
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

Sold for US$ 25,075 inc. premium
A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF CHITIPATI
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.16823
6 1/4 in. (16 cm) high

Footnotes

  • 清 十八世紀 銅鎏金屍陀林主像

    Among the most beloved subjects in Tibetan Buddhist art, the Chitipati are a jovial dancing skeletal couple. Associated with the Chakrasamvara Tantra, the Chitipati are worshiped as guardians, particularly against thieves and grave robbers. They are a rare subject for a Qing bronze. A second is published in Lipton & Ragnubs, Treasure of Tibetan Art, New York, 1996, pp.168-9, no.89.

    Provenance
    Private New England Collection, acquired in China, early 1930s
    Thence by descent
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A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF CHITIPATI QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF CHITIPATI QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
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