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A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF THE CROWNED BUDDHA
18.000 € - 28.000 €
Description:Nepal, ca. 17th c.
H. 20,8 cm
Seated in vajrasana with his right hand lowered in the bhumisparshamudra while the left is resting on his lap supporting the alms-bowl, wearing monastic garment including underskirt and mantle covering his left shoulder, jewellery set with semi-precious stones, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows, raised urna at his forehead, elongated earlobes with ear-ornaments, his hairdo continuing into the ushnisha topped with a lotus bud, secured with a five-leaf tiara decorated with a pair of pattras and floating ribbons towards its ends.
South German private collection, purchased from Pierre Bergé, Drouot Paris, 22.3.2006, Lot 71
Minor wear and very minor traces of age