A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS

QIANLONG PERIOD, INCISED WITH CYCLICAL GENGYIN DATE CORRESPONDING TO 1770, AND OF THE PERIOD

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
QIANLONG PERIOD, INCISED WITH CYCLICAL GENGYIN DATE CORRESPONDING TO 1770, AND OF THE PERIOD
The figure is finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a rectangular plinth with waisted foliate corners draped in front with a long cloth with a flower head at its center and fitted with a separate flame-bordered mandorla. The hands are in dhyana mudra and the figure wears a jeweled necklace and robes draped over the left shoulder leaving the right exposed. The face is cast with a pensive expression beneath hair pulled up into an elaborate coiffure behind a five-point foliate crown.
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection.

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