A BRONZE JAIN TIRTHANKARA SHRINE INLAID WITH SILVER AND COPPER
3.000 € - 5.000 €
Description:North-West-India, dated 1564
H. 16,4 cm
The Jain tirthankara is seated in vajrasana on a cushion placed on an elaborate throne adorned with a pair of lions and servants. Both hands rest in dhyanamudra on his lap, he is naked, on his chest is a Shrivatsa emblem inlaid in silver, his face shows a serene expression with almond-shaped eyes, elongated earlobes, and hair combed into a knot, above a parasol flanked by a pair of elephants, flanked by various seated Jain masters and standing servants, the reverse with long inscription.
From the collection of Gerd-Wolfgang Essen (1930-2007), assembled between the 1950s and 1980s