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Lot 34: THE LONG-LIFE AMITAYUS

Fine Asian Art

by Galerie Zacke Vienna

19 November 2016

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Description: Fire-gilded Bronze. Sino-Tibet, 18th cent.

Amitayus is a special form of the Buddha Amitabha, prevailing in Eastern Asia. His hallmarks are lavish jewelry, as well as the little amrta vase (missing), containing the Nectar of Life. His name means "endless lifetime". Amitayus wears a five-pointed crown, seated in padmasana on a lotus throne. Scarf garlands, flaming elements on the the ears and very well preserved gilding of this little cult bronze.
HEIGHT 7,2 CM
From an old South German collection
鑲金青銅造阿彌陀佛坐像。中國-西藏,18世紀。高7.2厘米。

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