A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni – earliest listed source, 2012

This fifteenth-century gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni surfaced at Koller Auktionen in Switzerland on the 8th of May 2012 – how did it get there from Nepal?

Its auction estimate is $100,000-$150,000.

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni. Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, Lot 268, Sale 12168, Christie's, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

A gilt bronze figure of Shakyamuni. Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, Lot 268, Sale 12168, Christie’s, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

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