• Lot 349

    A sino-tibetan copper-gilt repousse figure of Buddha


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    A sino-tibetan copper-gilt repousse figure of Buddha
    18th century
    Seated in vajraparyankasana on a double-lotus base with beaded rim, his hands in bhumisparsamudra wearing voluminous monks robes laid around the waist in fan pleats, the rounded face with downcast eyes, acquiline nose and a bow-shaped mouth, flanked by long pendulous lobes, his hair arranged in tight curls rising to a domed ushnisha, the lotus-base on the rim incised with a Tibetan inscription, a further Tibetan inscription to the lower rim of the base: Tshang pa(?)i dbang phyus, followed by a Chinese inscription: Fanzizai fo and a Mongolian inscription: Thronche erketue, a further Chinese inscription in the centre of the base: Da Qing Qianlong nian jingzao (Made with respect during the Qianlong period), base open, eyes, lips and hair with traces of cultpaint
    31 cm. high

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    From an old European collection