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.

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.

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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