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Country Group:The Himalayas (Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia and Other)
Item id: 103

Price signifcantly reduced from original website price. This one came from a major auction house. It is a very striking depiction of Lamo riding a horse. It is cast in a way that is different than most other Tibetan Bronzes, and I don't believe it was ever gilded (this is true for many Lamo sculptures). It is fairly large and very heavy. It stands 9 and 1/2 inches high when assembled (the base is separately cast) and 7 inches wide at the base. It weighs between 99 and 100 ounces. The casting is crisp and detailed, with bits of body parts beneath the feet of the hose. (note his expressive face). The base is sealed, and appears to never been opened. There are no damage or repairs, and the patina looks to be original (there is some greenish color coming out of the brown in a number of places: I suspect that if it is left untouched the entire piece will be green in a few hundred more years). The only imperfection is that one of the small pins that goes from the figure into the base is missing, and another has put a slight scratch on the base. The pins do not fit perfectly, although the figure sits confidently on the base when it is assembled. This is not uncommon for an old piece like this. The auction house dated this at 18/19th century, and everything about this piece is consistent with this age

Availability : Sold

Country: Tibet

Material: Bronze

Dating: 18th Century - 19th Century

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