19 - 20 September 2013
A DATED 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.
7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high
Private American collection, acquired in the early 20th century.
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