A Chinese gilded bronze Bhaiṣajyaguru Qing dynasty
Lot 562
A Chinese gilded bronze Bhaiṣajyaguru Qing dynasty
Sold for AU$ 67,100 (US$ 60,748) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Chinese gilded bronze Bhaiṣajyaguru Qing dynasty A Chinese gilded bronze Bhaiṣajyaguru Qing dynasty A Chinese gilded bronze Bhaiṣajyaguru Qing dynasty A Chinese gilded bronze Bhaiṣajyaguru Qing dynasty A Chinese gilded bronze Bhaiṣajyaguru Qing dynasty
A Chinese gilded bronze Bhaiṣajyaguru
Qing dynasty
the Medicine Buddha with serene expression, seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, wearing monk's robes, his left hand holding a medicine nectar, his right hand resting on his knee, holding the myrobalan plant, incised double vajra to the base,
27cm high

Footnotes

  • Bhaiṣajyaguru, or the Medicine Buddha, is the Buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. In China, he is depicted as one of the trinity of Buddhas, the others being the founder Śākyamuni and Amitabha. He can also be viewed as the healing attribution to Śākyamuni, as he is often called the "Medicine King" in sutras.

    清 銅鎏金藥師如來坐像

    藥師如來,全名作藥師琉璃光佛或藥師琉璃光如來,為佛教東方淨琉璃世界之教主。在中國藥師佛與釋迦牟尼佛、阿彌陀佛爲被視爲三寶佛。另有說法認為三寶佛為一體,藥師如來乃其保佑人"拔苦免難、健體延壽"的化身。
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