A FINE SILVER- AND COPPER-INCRUSTED BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI
10.000 € - 15.000 €
Description:Tibet, ca. 14th ct.
H. 19,6 cm
Seated in vajrasana on a lotus-base placed on a rectangular throne cast to the front with a pair of lions facing the central wheel emblem set with a turquoise bead, a pair of lotuses rising from the base, his right hand in bhumisparshamudra touching the lotus-base, his left resting on his lap, wearing a diaphanous monastic garb leaving his right shoulder bare, its borders inlaid with copper, his face displaying a serene expression with silver inlaid downcast eyes below incised arched eyebrows, raised urna at his fore-head, smiling lips, elongated earlobes touching his shoulders, his blue coloured curled hairdo continuing into the ushnisha and topped with a lotus-bud, the reverse engraved with the mantras ‘aum ah hum’, sealed.
From an old European private collection, assembled before 1990
Minor traces of age