A large figure of the Buddha Edo period
Lot 6068
A large figure of the Buddha
Edo period
Sold for US$ 11,250 inc. premium
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A large figure of the Buddha
Edo period
Of Shakyamuni Buddha and based on the Udayana prototype with thick, clinging robes rendered in a pattern of symmetrical folds, the serene face with a coiffure of tight plaits drawn up over the high ushinisha, the hands displaying the abhaya and varada mudras (restorations).
37 7/8in (96cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Fifth Avenue Auction Rooms, New York City, Sale 1349, March 27, 1915, Collection formed by Mr. Kano Oshima, lot # 132

    The so-called Udayana Buddha was considered to be one of the most important statues of Shakyamuni Buddha. Originally a large sandalwood image commissioned by King Udhyana, it was claimed to be a direct portrait of the historical Buddha. A sandalwood copy of the Udhyana Buddha was brought from India to China by the great pilgrim Kumarajiva in 405 and the famous image was reputed to reside in several monasteries before, according to legend, it was miraculously transported to Japan.
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