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Lot 32: BUDDHA AKSHOBHYA SEATED ON A THRONE
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Bronze. Tibet, approx. 16th cent.
A very finely-worked bronze figurine of the Buddha Akshobhya in the pose of bhumisparshamudra, "evocation of the earth". In the other hand over his lap is the alms bowl patra. This transcendent Buddha, Ruler of the East, sits in padmasana (lotus posture) on a lotus pedestal, which is placed on a tiered rectangular base. On the front of sash at the side are very small for Akshobhya determining characteristics - two elephants, his pack animals. Tall ushnisha with lotus bud, the base is closed and shows vishvavajra. Brown, partial green patina, good condition according to age.
HEIGHT 12,2 CM
From an old German Tibet collection