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A LARGE AND SUPERB GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA
A LARGE AND SUPERB GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA
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A LARGE AND SUPERB GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA

QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY

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A LARGE AND SUPERB GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA
QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY
The deity is depicted seated in pralambapadasana on a detachable pedestal with a removable mandala, the hands in dharmachakra mudra each holding a lotus stem rising up to her shoulder, adorned with an elaborate inset five-leaf diadem and jewellery, wearing long flowing robes finely incised with foliate designs, her face with a compassionate expression.
18 ¼ in. (46.4 cm.) high
Provenance
I. M. Chait Gallery, Beverley Hills, March 2008
Sold at Christie’s London, 4 November 2008, lot 52

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Lot Essay

Maitreya Buddha governs two perfected worlds: Tushita Heaven, which he currently inhabits, and Ketumati, an ideal realm conducive to the pursuit of enlightenment where he will serve as the teaching Buddha.

A figure of Maitreya in a similar pose dating to the 15th century was sold at Christie’s New York, 21 March 2008, lot 615.

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