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Buddhist work is expected to fetch R12.2m at auction

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Christie’s sale of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art on September 11 in New York will present 120 curated lots featuring an array of fine sculpture from Gandhara, India, the Himalayas and south-east Asia.

The auction features an impressive selection of Indian and south-east Asian sculptures from the collection of the renowned Californian patrons of the arts, Dorothy and Richard Sherwood; a rare group of Himalayan bronzes; Sri Lankan bronze and stone sculptures from an important private collection and a selection of fine Indian paintings.

It will also include south-east Asian stone and bronze sculptures, led by a 14th- to 15th-century Tibetan gilt-bronze sculpture of Vajrasattva, Buddhism’s “Great Purifier” deity.

The sculpture, which has a pre-sale estimate of up to $800000 (about R12.2million). – Auctions Writer

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