GILT – BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITABHA
China, 17th Century, Ming dynasty
GILT – BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITABHA, seated in vajrasana on a shaped plinth, wearing underskirt secured with a knotted ribbon, a wide-sleeved mantle covering both shoulders, its border incised with scrolling tendrils, bejewelled, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows that run into the nose-bridge, smiling lips, elongated earlobes with ear ornaments, the hair combed into a chignon with some tresses running along shoulders and upper arms, secured with a pierced tiara and its front cast with a ratna.
High 21 cm
P R O V E N A N C E:
Property from a South French private collection
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