A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat  18th/19th century

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Lot 8205
A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat
18th/19th century

Sold for US$ 13,750 inc. premium
Property from the Dr. Gerber Estate
A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat
18th/19th century
The figure attired in monk's robes and depicted seated in the 'European posture' of two legs pendant over a rectangular double mattress plinth, the hands held at chest level in the vitarkamudra of discourse and drilled to hold a now lost identifying implement, the hems of his garment and the mattress incised in scrolling floral patterns, the face and neck finished in 'cold gold' and pigments, the underside sealed and centered by an incised visvajra.
6 1/4in (16cm) high

Footnotes

  • Two arhats dated to the 18th century seated on similar mattresses and identified as Cudapanthaka and Bakula were offered in Christie's, Paris, 8 June 2010, lot 360.
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A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat  18th/19th century
A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat  18th/19th century
A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat  18th/19th century
A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat  18th/19th century
A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat  18th/19th century
A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat  18th/19th century
A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat  18th/19th century
A gilt bronze figure of an Arhat  18th/19th century
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