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Lot 229: SET OF 2 GILT BRONZE ARHATS, QIANLONG MARK
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Pair of finely cast gilt bronze of seated Arhats, one Arhat figure is Kalika, who both hands holds gold earrings. wearing robe open to right chest, seat in royal ease position. The second Arhat is Shribhadra, has a moustache and a goatee visible, both hands raised on chest level performs a graceful variation of the dharma chakra mudra or hand gesture indicating teaching (literally, turning or setting in motion the Wheel of Buddhist law); seated in full lotus position. Both figures gazes forward, seated upon a rectangular throne pedestal. The underside with incised quatrefoil flori-form petal visvavajra mark surrounding the centralized DaiJi.
Mark on the pedestal, seven protruding script -KaiShu- characters, QianLong Reign Period of Great Qing (1711-1799).
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Dimensions: Dimension: 5-1/8" H
Medium: bronze, gold
Date: Qing Dynasty