A rare bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara – earliest listed source, 2000

This “rare” bronze figure of (Bodhisattva) Avalokiteshvara was made in the “Swat Valley” (Pakistan) in the eighth century and had surfaced on the London market “by 2000“.

Its auction estimate is $100,000-$120,000.

A rare bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara. The Lahiri Collection: Indian and Himalayan Art, Ancient and Modern, Lot 50, Sale 12255, Christie's, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

A rare bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara. The Lahiri Collection: Indian and Himalayan Art, Ancient and Modern, Lot 50, Sale 12255, Christie’s, New York, USA, 15th March 2016.

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