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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

KANGXI-YONGZHENG PERIOD (1662-1735)

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
KANGXI-YONGZHENG PERIOD (1662-1735)
The Buddha is finely cast seated on a double lotus pedestal with legs crossed and the hands held in the lap in dhyanasana, the gesture of meditation. The robe covers the left shoulder and is edged with incised lotus scroll, and the hooded eyes, lips and "snailshell" hair are highlighted with red, blue and white pigments.
13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) high
Provenance
A&J Speelman, London, 1990.

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Lot Essay

Compare the stylistically similar gilt-bronze figure of Bhaisajyaguru Buddha dated by inscription to the 21st year of Kangxi (1682), but with more elaborately decorated robes, illustrated in Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series, Buddhist Statues I, Beijing, 2001, pp. 212-13, no. 180 and 181.

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