A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty
Lot 5056
A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty
Sold for US$ 314,500 inc. premium
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A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha Ming dynasty
Lot Details
Property From a Southern California Collection

A related cast figure with lotus throne and serene expression was sold in these rooms December 20, 2011, lot 8210 from The Estate of Dino Bigalli, Maestro of the Chicago Civic and Light Opera. Another without the accompanying lotus throne was sold in the same venue on June 21, 2011, lot 8183. See a slightly smaller figure sold at Lempertz, June 11-12, 2010, lot 44.and another correlative example sold at Christies, Paris, December 15, 2010, lot 26.
A large cast bronze seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha
Ming dynasty
The imposing figure with serene expression and downcast eyes, plump face and neck, his head surmounted with a prominent ushnisha and tight conical curls with a small urna at the front, his hands gently held in bhumisparsa mudra calling the earth to witness and to commemorate his victory over temptation, seated in dhyanasana with chakra incised on upward-facing feet below the domed chest centered with a raised svastika and framed by a loosely draped robe with embellished hem containing decoration of lotus and peony blossoms, the interior garments tied with a bow at the waist, all raised atop a separately cast multi-tiered lotus-form base; showing remnants of lacquer, gilt and red pigments with blue pigment visible on the head.
28 1/4in (71.7cm) high overall

Footnotes

  • A related cast figure with lotus throne and serene expression was sold in these rooms December 20, 2011, lot 8210 from The Estate of Dino Bigalli, Maestro of the Chicago Civic and Light Opera. Another without the accompanying lotus throne was sold in the same venue on June 21, 2011, lot 8183. See a slightly smaller figure sold at Lempertz, June 11-12, 2010, lot 44.and another correlative example sold at Christies, Paris, December 15, 2010, lot 26.
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