Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art | 14 November 2017

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A Tibetan bronze figure of Amitayus , 14th/15th century or later

Sold for £15000

Est: £15000–25000

A Tibetan bronze figure of Amitayus , 14th/15th century or later, seated in padmasana on a double lotus throne with hands in dhyama mudra , wearing large hoop earrings, the pendant hanging from his necklace inlaid with silver, his eyes inlaid with copper and silver, his lips inlaid with bronze, 25.3cm high

Provenance: By repute from an Indonesian collection formed in the 1970's and then by descent and to the current owner.

This pose of this Buddhist figure suggests an identification as Amitayus. The domed hair suggests that the usual crown was either damaged and smoothed off, or was separately made and lost. In style, a close comparison can be seen with a figure of Vairocana on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, see Marilyn Rhie and Robert Thurman, Wisdom and Compassion, no.140

Please note: The catalogue description for this lot has been amended to: 14/15th centruy or later

14-15世纪 西藏铜无量光佛坐像 14/15世纪(或晚)

拍品来源:印度尼西亚私人旧藏,上世纪七十年代购得

slight wear, minor knocks, unsealed base

Chinese Ceramics & Asian Works of Art

Tuesday 14 November 2017, 10.30am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JE

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