• Lot 376

    IMPORTANTE STATUE D'AMOGHASIDDHI EN BRONZE

    TIBET, XIIIEME SIECLE

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    IMPORTANTE STATUE D'AMOGHASIDDHI EN BRONZE
    TIBET, XIIIEME SIECLE
    Représenté assis en vajrasana sur une base flanquée de deux petits lions et supportée par un lotus, la main droite en abhayamudra, la gauche en dhyanamudra, vêtu d'une longue jupe plissée retombant en plis élégants entre ses jambes, paré de colliers, bracelets et boucles d'oreilles incrustés de pierres dures pour certains, le visage serein, la bouche fine, le nez aquilin, les yeux en amande partiellement incrustés d'argent, les sourcils arqués, les cheveux coiffés en un haut chignon, le front ceint d'une tiare ouvragée, incrustations de cuivre et d'argent, socle en bois ; quelques accidents
    Hauteur: 55 cm. (21 5/8 in.)


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    This very fine image of Amoghasiddhi represents the fifth transcendental Buddha of 'Unfailing Success' and who is having the power of infallible magic. Normally the throne of Amoghasiddhi is depicted with a pair of Garuda's instead of lions. The lion is the vehicle par excellence of the central transcendental Buddha, Vairocana. The style of this image is still reminiscent to Northeast Indian, Pala, products, although the caster has added new elements more common for the thirteenth century like the shawl curling over his shoulder and the larger lotus petals of the base. Still the fine quality of the casting reminds one of the slightly earlier Pala inspired bronzes.
    Compare with a Tibetan bronze figure of Amoghasiddhi dated from 12th/13th century offered in our Amsterdam Rooms, 2 May 2007, lot 302. See also a later example of a bronze figure of Amoghasiddhi from Tibet (14th century) illustrated in U. Von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong 1981, pp.182-183, pl.35F.

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    Post Lot Text

    AN IMPORTANT INLAID BRONZE FIGURE OF AMOGHASIDDHI
    TIBET, 13TH CENTURY