18 June 2002
A GILT-LACQUER FIGURE OF THE BUDDHA
Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Seated in dhyanasana, the left hand lowered in varada mudra, the right in a variation of bhumisparsa mudra, wearing loose robes falling in folds over the knees and open at the chest to reveal a wan symbol, the face with a serene expression with downcast eyes, the hair bound in tightly coiled curls above a crown, chipped, losses, lacquer wear
32 in. (81.5 cm.) high
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Compare a Ming gilt-lacquer figure of Buddha sold in our New York Rooms, 22-23 November 1987, lot. 351
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Please note the hands are replacement.
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