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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 52

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA

    TIBETO-CHINESE, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA
    TIBETO-CHINESE, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
    Seated pralambapadasana on a detatchable pedestal with removable mandala, the hands in dharmachakra mudra each holding a lotus stem rising up to her shoulder, adorned with an elaborate inset five-leaf diadem and jewellry, wearing long flowing robes finely incised with foliate designs, her face with a compassionate expression
    18¼ in. (46.4 cm.) high


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    Maitreya Buddha governs two perfected worlds: Tushita Heaven, which he currently inhabits, and Ketumati, an ideal realm conducive to the pursuit of enlightenment where he will serve as the teaching Buddha.

    A figure of Maitreya in a similar pose dating to the 15th century was sold in our New York rooms, 21 March 2008, lot 615