10 May 2018
AN IMPERIAL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
CHINA, KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with the hands held in dhyanamudra, clad in a voluminous dhoti and adorned with various jewelry and with a rippling ribbon, the ends of which elegantly fall over the front edge of the base, the face with serene expression flanked by large foliate earrings and surmounted by an elaborate tiara secured at the back by flared ties
16 ½ in. (41.9 cm.) high
Laurance S. Rockefeller, New York, by 1994.
Estate of Laurance S. Rockefeller, 2004.
Laura Rockefeller Chasin, 2004-2006.
Acquired in 2006.
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W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Supplement, New York, 2015, vol V, pp. 217-218, no 103 (incorrect image reproduced).
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