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A very rare copper figure of Devi from 8th-9th-century Nepal (above) and a 15th-17th century Arakan-style copper alloy processional figure of Buddha as Supreme Healer from Myanmar will feature at Bonhams' auction in New York in March.

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A very rare copper figure of Devi from 8th-9th-century Nepal and a 15th-17th century Arakan-style copper alloy processional figure of Buddha as Supreme Healer from Myanmar (above) will feature at Bonhams' auction in New York in March.

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From Thailand: An important portable Northern Sukhothai bronze (above) which has a prestigious museum exhibition history. The copper alloy figure of Buddha, Northern Sukhothai style, 15th-16th century is estimated at US$40,000-US$60,000.

Appetite for Buddhist art on the rise globally

Chinese are increasingly turning towards Tibetan, Nepalese, Northern Indian pieces.
Feb 26, 2016 5:50 AM

THEIR country's booming economy in the past decade has spawned a legion of mainland Chinese collectors making their presence firmly felt in the contemporary art market. But of late, their appetite for modern works is steadily being matched by a growing taste for Buddhist art.

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