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An important and monumental gilt bronze figure of Buddha
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An important and monumental gilt bronze figure of Buddha\nTibet, 14th Century\nSeated in dhyanasana with his hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudra, his torso powerfully modeled wearing a tightly-fitted robe elegantly draped across his left shoulder, his face with a benign expression with large eyes and smiling lips flanked by long pendulous earlobes, his hair arranged in spiral curls, richly gilt overall\n56 in. (142 cm.) high
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This figure represents the pinnacle of style reached by the 14th century, with tremendous power and presence, yet at once graceful and elegant. Given the large size of the piece, it was impossible to cast the figure in one, so it is ingeniously cast in sections and discretely joined. The drapery is treated with great delicacy, gathered in undulating folds across the shoulder, the toes and fingers are wonderfully pronounced and animated.

title

An important and monumental gilt bronze figure of Buddha

keywords

14th Century, Sculptures, Statues & Figures, figure, bronze, gilt, Buddhist

department

INDIAN & SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

dimensions

56 in. (142 cm.) high


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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