• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1313

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS

    QIANLONG PERIOD, INCISED WITH CYCLICAL DATE, GENG YIN, CORRESPONDING TO 1770, AND OF THE PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
    QIANLONG PERIOD, INCISED WITH CYCLICAL DATE, GENG YIN, CORRESPONDING TO 1770, AND OF THE PERIOD
    Seated in dhyanasana 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 into an elaborate coiffure; together with a Nepalese gilt and painted copper repoussé mandorla, 19th century, decorated with elephants, animals and riders atop lotus blossoms beneath an image of Garuda at the top
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) high overall


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    Provenance

    Acquired in Canada in 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PHILIP WOOD, SAN FRANCISCO