A DATED MING GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SAKYAMUNI
dated third year of chenghua (ad 1468) and of the period
Cast seated in vajrasana on a waisted lotus base, the hands lowered together in dhyanamudra, wearing a loose robe over one shoulder and falling in folds over the legs, the hair in tight curls around the urna, above a serene expression with downcast eyes, the base inscribed 'Devoutly made out of respect for the Buddha in the third year of Chenghua'
14 in. (36.2 cm.) high