A rare gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya 16th/17th century
Lot 266
A rare gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya
16th/17th century
Sold for £74,500 (US$ 120,653) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya
16th/17th century
The finely cast figure seated squarely on a lotus pedestal, the hair tied in topknot surmounted by a stupa-like crown and encircled by a tiara set with turquoise and a mythical animal head on the central peak, the face gently smiling and looking downwards towards the hands held out in dharmachakra mudra, the shoulders and waist richly decorated with beaded tassels and floral jewellery, the long skirt flowing over the knees and stopping at the feet decorated with anklets, a detached lotus flower at one shoulder, wood stand. 21cm (8¼in) high (3).

Footnotes

  • 十六/十七世紀 銅鎏金彌勒佛坐像

    Provenance: a German private collection, acquired in the 1960s.

    來源:德國私人收藏,購於1960年代
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