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

NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY (AD 386-534), LATE 5TH CENTURY

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA
NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY (AD 386-534), LATE 5TH CENTURY
Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base, with one end of the simple robe that is wrapped around the body draped over the left shoulder. The body is backed by a plain flame-shaped aureole surrounding a nimbus with raised border behind the head.
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Private collection, Japan, acquired prior to 1930.

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Lot Essay

Compare the similar figure dated Northern Wei dynasty illustrated by Jin Shen in Hai wai ji Gang yai cang li dai fo xiang: zhen pin ji nian tu jian (Catalogue of Treasures of Buddhist Sculptures in Overseas Collections Including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Shanxi, 2007, p. 430 (top).

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