A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770

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Lot 44
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus
Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770

Sold for US$ 5,250 inc. premium
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus
Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
The crowned figure holding his hands in dhyana mudra and seated dhyanasana on a rectangular plinth draped with a long cloth and a flower head at its center above the inscription Da Qing Qianlong gengyin nian jing zao, a separately cast flaming mandorla attached at the back, the interior of the plinth stamped with one seal reading bao (precious), the number possibly reading 45, and an incised inscription partially reading [][] ding.
8 1/4in (21cm) high

Footnotes

  • This example of the Buddha of Eternal Life and Eternal Light (Ch. Wuliangshoufo) was likely one of the 10,000 commissioned by the Qianlong emperor to celebrate his sixtieth birthday, as well as the birthday of the Empress Dowager. Other examples of the image are known with inscriptions dated to the xinsi (1761) and gengzi (1780) years. For a practically identical image of the deity with inscription to 1770 that retains the vase attribute lacking in this lot, see lot 3166, sold in San Francisco sale 21008, 9 October 2013, the interior base also showing the stamped seal bao, an incised mark reading wen []ding and the Suzhou numerals corresponding to 142.
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A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
A gilt bronze seated figure of Amitayus  Qianlong period, dated by inscription to 1770
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