A Sino Tibetan copper alloy figure of Maitreya 18th century
Lot 1109
A gilt copper alloy figure of Maitreya Qing dynasty, 17th century
Sold for US$ 74,500 inc. premium
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A Sino Tibetan copper alloy figure of Maitreya 18th century A Sino Tibetan copper alloy figure of Maitreya 18th century
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A gilt copper alloy figure of Maitreya
Qing dynasty, 17th century
Standing on a single lotus base in an elegant pose with his hands joined in vitarka mudra and holding stems that lead to elaborate padma, each blossom supporting a wheel (cakra) and water pot (kundikha). He wears a long skirt embellished with beaded swags down to his knees, scarves that fall in curved ends at his ankles, an antelope skin over his shoulders, and elaborate jewelry. His tall, intricately rendered five-leaf crown frames a miniature stupa.
14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm) high

Footnotes

  • Compare with a very closely related seated Syamatara, possibly from the same atelier, in the Royal Ontario Museum, see von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, 1981, no. 153A, p. 542. Also compare with a standing bodhisattva in the Newark Museum of Art, see Reynolds, Tibet: A Lost World, 1978, no. 185

    Provenance:
    Edward T. Chow Collection, Geneva
    Acquired from Tony Anninos Asian Art, 2005
    J. Russell Wherritt Trust
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