A gilt bronze figure of Kunzang Akhor – earliest listed source, 1998

Larger and far finer than “any published examples”, this “rare and highly important” gilt bronze figure of Kunzang Akhor (the Buddhist interpretation of the pre-Buddhist Tibetan Bon deity Shenlha Okar) has been in one unidentified “private collection” in Thailand “since 1998” and elsewhere since its last auction through Christie’s New York on the 23rd of March 2010, but it is from Nepal and has existed since the thirteenth century.

Its auction estimate is $800,000-$1,200,000.

A rare and highly important gilt bronze figure of Kunzang Akhor. Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, Lot 244, Sale 12168, Christie's, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

A rare and highly important gilt bronze figure of Kunzang Akhor. Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art, Lot 244, Sale 12168, Christie’s, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

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