A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF THE BUDDHA PAREE
20.000 € - 30.000 €
Description:China, late Ming dynasty
H. 38,8 cm
Seated in vajrasana on a shaped plinth with his right hand lowered in bhumisparshamudra while the left is resting on his lap, wearing monastic robe including an underskirt fastened around the waist with a ribbon knotted to the front and a wide-sleeved mantle covering both shoulders, the borders cast with scrolling tendrils, bejewelled, his chest incised with the swastika-emblem, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast painted eyes below arched eyebrows running into the nose-bridge, raised urna, elongated earlobes with ear ornaments, his blue-coloured hairdo continuing into the ushnisha topped with a lotus bud secured with an elaborate tiara cast with five Buddha’s seated each on a lotus and the ends of the tiara decorated with floating ribbons.
From an old private collection in southern Germany, acquired before 2000 - Minor wear, small repair at the crown, fine old break at the back