October 14, 2021 10:00 EST

Asian Arts

 
Lot 43
 

43

A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze Buddha 中原或藏传佛教鎏金铜造像
18th century or earlier 十八世纪或更早

Finely-executed, the figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus pedestal and holding his right hand in dhyana mudra. The eyes are cast downwards, below a hollow for an inlaid urna and the patchwork robe is incised with lotus and foliate scroll in the borders, unsealed.

(Qty: 1)

H: 5 in.

Collection of Hugo Musterberg, New Paltz, New York, by 1967
Property from the collection of James Alfe (1948-2003)
Thence by descent

Sold for $13,860
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

Finely-executed, the figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus pedestal and holding his right hand in dhyana mudra. The eyes are cast downwards, below a hollow for an inlaid urna and the patchwork robe is incised with lotus and foliate scroll in the borders, unsealed.

(Qty: 1)

H: 5 in.

Collection of Hugo Musterberg, New Paltz, New York, by 1967
Property from the collection of James Alfe (1948-2003)
Thence by descent

PUBLISHED: Hugo Musterberg, "Chinese Buddhist Bronzes", New York, 1988 (reprint), #18a-b (p.30), as Ming dynasty

NOTE: Compare a slightly larger (6 3/4 in.) figure of a seated Buddha Shakyamuni, dated to the 17th century, illustrated by the Chang Foundation, "Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal", Taipei, 1993, p. 38, no 12.

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