A BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA WITH TRACES OF SILVER INLAYS
4.000 € - 6.000 €
Description:Kashmir 12th/ 13th c.
H. 14,1 cm
Standing in tribhanga on a circular pedestal with his right hand lowered down holding kamandalu while the left is placed on his hip and grasping the stem of a lotus flowering along his left arm, wearing dhoti incised with dots forming floral medallions between the pleats of the loincloth, upavita across his chest, bejewelled, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below slightly arched eyebrows, elongated earlobes with floral ear-ornaments, his hair combed in a chignon and secured with a tiara decorated with a pair of pattras. Mounted on a metal stand.
From an important Austrian private collection, bought according to the present owner in the early 1980s
Publ. Zeileis 'Sacred and Secular from Gandhara to Lhasa and along the Silk Road', 2004, no. 95, pp. 266 - 267
Wear, slightly chipped