• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 258

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
    18TH CENTURY
    Seated in dhyanasana in front of a flaming mandorla on a rectangular plinth, the front draped in a long cloth with a flower head at its center, the figure with hands in dhyana mudra and dressed in robes draped over the left shoulder leaving the right exposed and wearing a jewelled necklace, the face with pensive expression beneath an elaborate tiered crown partially obscuring the hair which is pulled up in an elaborate coiffure
    8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s.