A large and rare bronze figure of Bodhidharma
Wanli / Jiajing
The powerfully cast figure depicted standing with his head turned slightly to the right, his serene face with deep eye sockets showing a piercing gaze below the pronounced eyebrows, the beard and areas around the reverse of the head intricately granulated to represent his hair, his right hand raised holding a shoe, his left hand depicted grasping his windswept robe draped in folds decorated with floral hems reaching his bare feet, the original zitan stand naturalistically carved as wavy water with a single reed.
29.4cm high. (2).