Lot 231: MING GILT BRONZE BUDDHA FIGURE OF TARA
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
A Chinese Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze Buddha, bodhisattva figure model of Tara. Seated in meditative posture with legs folded in dhyanasana position upon a double lotus throne, the weight upon the right hip, the body gently swayed to the left. With right hand raised on chest level, in Shuni-Mudra gesture, with palm open facing upward, the tip of middle finger and thumb touch, forming a circle, all other fingers are extended upwards which is gesture of great compassion. Left hand resting on his lap in Dhyanasana Mudra holding a vajra. The bodhisattva wears a foliate crown and ornate jewelry, an ankle-length dhoti, and a thin celestial scarf that passes over his arms, with floral ornate emerged from the elbows. There is extensive gilding remaining and traces of blue pigment in the hair. The underside with incised quatrefoil flori-form petal visvavajra mark surrounding the centralized DaiJi.
Prob. of YongLe Reign Period.
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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: 10-7/8"H
Medium: bronze, gold
Date: Ming Dynasty