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Lot 94: GILT BRONZE BUDDHA WITH AURA CHAKRA NIMBUS
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Buddha is shown seated in meditative posture with legs folded in dhyanasana and both hands holding a begging bowl, held in Dhyana Mudra, both hands are placed on the lap, right hand on left with fingers fully stretched and the palms facing upwards, symbolic of the Buddha's entry into a state of profound meditation. The face has an appropriately serene expression, with downcast eyes under delicately arched brows and suggestion of a smile of contentment. The hair is arranged in rows of coils that also cover the ushnisha, the protuberance on the head. The drapery is cast in elegant pleats falling from the shoulders to the lap and pooling across the folded legs. Seated upon a lotus throne above tall pedestal, with Aura Chakra Nimbus and Mandoria surrounding the body. The underside with incised quatrefoil flori-form petal visvavajra mark surrounding the centralized DaiJi. Presented upon a hardwood platform pedestal.
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Dimensions: Dimension: 8-3/4"H ; (only Stand): 1"H
Medium: Bronze, Gold
Date: Qing Dynasty