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A very fine and Nepalese parcel-gilt bronze figure of Tara, 9th-10th century. Estimate: AUD$150,000-200,000
Dr David Templeman, Monash Asia Institute, will lead a guided tour of The Raphy Star Collection and a second collection of Chinese works of art and scholars’ objects prior to the auctions by Mossgreen on 11 and 12 December in Sydney. Featuring rare sculpture, including one of the earliest examples of Indian Buddhist sculpture, ceramics and works of art, The Raphy Star Collection of important Asian art is one of the most valuable and significant to be offered at auction in Australia.
Over a thirty-year period, the collector travelled the world to acquire rare pieces, visiting various countries across Asia, including China, Vietnam, Afghanistan, India and Japan.
How to book? Please email Boris Kaspiev at email@example.com or by phone on 0421 038 49, by 14 October 2016.