• Lot 240

    STATUE DE MAITREYA EN BRONZE DORE REPOUSSE

    TIBET, FIN DU XVIIIEME SIECLE

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    STATUE DE MAITREYA EN BRONZE DORE REPOUSSE
    TIBET, FIN DU XVIIIEME SIECLE
    Représenté assis en vajrasana sur une base lotiforme fondue séparément, les mains en dharmacakramudra, tenant à l'origine les tiges des lotus dont une partie subsiste le long des bras, l'une supportant le kamandalu, vêtu d'un dhoti aux galons incisés de motifs floraux, une écharpe tombant de ses épaules, paré de bijoux partiellement incrustés de turquoises, le visage serein, les yeux mi-clos, les lèvres légèrement souriantes et rehaussées de polychromie rouge, le front portant l'urna et ceint d'une couronne réalisée séparément, les cheveux coiffés en un haut chignon surmonté d'un stupa, traces de dorure à froid, re-scellé
    Hauteur: 49 cm. (19¼ in.)


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    Maitreya Buddha governs two perfected worlds: Tushita Heaven, which he currently inhabits and Ketumati, an ideal realm conductive to the pursuit of enlightenment where he will serve as a teaching Buddha
    The present figure is depicted in dharmacakramudra. Dharma chakra in Sanskrit means the "Wheel of Dharma". This mudra symbolizes one of the most important moments in the life of Buddha, the occasion when he preached to his companions in the first sermon after his Enlightenment in the Deer Park in Sarnath. In thus denotes the setting into motion of the Wheel of teaching Buddhist teachers such as monks and arhats.

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    Provenance

    From a Belgian collection
    Acquired in Christie's London, Indian - Himalayan and South East Asian - Persian and Islamic Works of Art, 22 April 1981, lot 70


    Post Lot Text

    A REPOUSSE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA
    TIBET, LATE 18TH CENTURY