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Lot 228: GILT BRONZE BUDDHA FIGURE OF SEATTED MAHASIDDHA
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Very fine and Rare Chinese Sino-Tibetan Buddha figure of Mahasiddha, with an ascetic look raise right hand on ears level, his right hand rested on his lap holding a bowl. He is resting in royal ease position over an animal skin (antelope or deer) on double cushions pedestal embroidered with a floral design. His hair is tied and dyed with blue pigment, wearing spiral earrings. He wears a loin cloth with an incised edge and a cross-belt open to right chest revealed the rib bones. The underside with incised quatrefoil flori-form petal visvavajra mark surrounding the centralized DaiJi.
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Provenance: PROVENANCE: From the heirs of Sir john Dorrington and the Vosper estates from Stroud Gloucestershire these items were purchased by a prominent antiques collector in 2008. Seeking historical and collectible items he attended numerous auctions and estate sales in the area as well as from nearby countries. Sometimes finding a rarity sometimes just the camaraderie of fellow collectors.
Dimensions: Dimension: 8-1/4"H
Medium: bronze, gold
Date: Qing Dynasty