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Rare Indian Artefacts to be auctioned in New York

Mar 11, 2014 18:25 IST

Rare Indian Artefacts are to be auctioned under the tittle Gems of Thangka Art in New York. The auction is a part of the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art Sale by Sotheby. The auction is scheduled to be held on 19 March 2014.

imageThe auction includes a rare copper alloy figure depicting Bodhisattva Manjushri, the oldest and most significant bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhist literature. Cast in a lustrous copper alloy with silver inlay in the Kashmiri style, it is estimated to fetch between 350000 US dollar and 450000 US dollar.

Also, an 18th century parcel gilt copper alloy group depicting Manjushri on a snowlion will be auctioned which is estimated to fetch between 40000 US dollar and 60000 US dollar.

The auction also includes over 45 thangkas, sculptures and ritual objects, from the collection of Yoshitomo Tamashige.

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