PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI
NEPAL, 17TH-18TH CENTURY
The Buddha is cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing robes with beaded hems that drape over the left shoulder and fall in folds onto the base. The serene face has downcast eyes with hair worn in tight curls with long plaits cascading down the shoulders. The bejewelled figure wears multiple necklaces, bracelets and earrings inset with turquoise and blue stones. The base is sealed and incised with a vajra.
6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) high
Property from a private European collection, acquired by the uncle of the current vendor's grandfather prior to 1918, then by descent within the family.