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1. A repousse copper head of Arhat Ajita
Tibet
circa 18th century
Height: 13.5cm (5 1/2")

A repousse copper head of Arhat Ajita

The smiling face of the Buddhist Saint is surmounted by a leaf headdress. Traces of original pigment remain.

For similar use of the leaf as hat see: Sotheby’s Indian & Southeast Asian Works of Art, New York, Thursday, March 24, 2011.



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