A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770
Lot 3166
A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus
Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770
Sold for US$ 56,250 inc. premium
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A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770
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A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus
Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770
The crowned figure seated in dhyanasana on a rectangular plinth draped in front with a long cloth with a flower head at its center, with hands in dhyanamudra holding the vase attribute, the font on the plinth bearing the inscription Da Qing Qianlong gengyin nian jing zao, the figure framed by a flaming mandorla, separately cast and attached, the interior of the plinth with one seal reading bao (precious), an incised mark reading Wen X Ding and an additional incription in Suzhou numerals corresponding to 142. 8 1/4in (21cm) high

Footnotes

  • This example of a seated Amitayus, the Buddha of Eternal Life and Eternal Light (Ch. Wuliangshoufo) was one of the 10,000 commissioned by the Qianlong emperor in celebrate of his sixtieth birthday, as well as the birthday of the Empress Dowager. A similar figure complete with the vase attribute, was exhibited and published in Chang Foundation, Taipei, Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Taipei, 1993, no.21.
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