Lot 87: IMPORTANT, RARE 17TH/18TH C. LARGE SILVER GILT BUDDHA, OF PADMASAMBHAVA

Eden Fine Antiques Galleries LLC

November 11, 2016
Marietta, GA, US

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Description: IMPORTANT, RARE 17th/18th C. Large Chinese Sino-Tibetan silver gilt Buddha, figure of Padmasambhava Padmasambhava (Tibetan: pema Jung ne. English: the Lotus Born): the Main Founder of Tibetan Buddhism together with His Eight Manifestations. With a steady composure gazing on all beings, face adorned with a moustache and goatee, the right hand holds an upright gold vajra. The left hand placed in the lap holds a white skull cup filled with nectar, jewels and a long-life vase. The ornate katvanga staff of a Vajrayana mendicant decorated with white streamers rests against the left shoulder. Adorned with gold earrings and a necklace, the head is covered with a lotus hat, a gift of the King of Zahor, of silk brocade topped with a half-vajra and a single vulture feather. Attired in various robes of different patterns reflecting the disciplines of the Vinaya, Bodhisattva and Mantra Vehicles, he sits atop gilt double lotus blossom throne. Underside with incised quatrefoil flori-form petal visvavajra gilt mark surrounding the centralized DaiJi.
Dimensions: Dimension: 17"H
Medium: Bronze, Silver, gold
Date: Qing Dynasty
Condition Report: Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Provenance: PROVENANCE: Found in a plantation home near Nashville, Tennessee in 2014  at a downsizing Estate sale.
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