20 March 2009
A Bronze Figure of Buddha Shakyamuni
Tibet, 15th century
Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base above a stepped plinth supported by lions, his right hand extended in bhumisparsa mudra and his left held in dhyana mudra, wearing a diaphanous sanghati with the borders inlaid with copper, the peaceful face with a subtle smile, the curled hair pulled over a high ushnisha with blue pigment remaining
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
Canadian art market, before 2000
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