Lot 2. A CARVED SEATED WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)

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Auction date:01.10.2020   10:00 UTC +00:00
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Lot 2 | A CARVED SEATED WOOD FIGURE OF AMITABHA (AMIDA NYORAI)
The carved wood figure modelled as Amitabha Buddha seated in vajrasana, the face with a meditative expression, pierced elongated earlobes, eyes inlaid in crystal, both hands in dhyanamudra, the hair arranged in small, snail-shaped spiral curls (rahotsu) rising into the ushnisha, wearing an open pleated garment covering both shoulders, the body applied with lacquer and gold pigment, inlaid glass urna to the forehead and to the hair, the mandala carved with a lotus flower and foliate scrolls with two pierced circles, the figure seated on a carved wood lotus throne, placed on an elaborate lower base with four clawed demons to each corner and opposing dragons amongst clouds, the mid-section with panels of reticulated floral sprays; placed on an associated table carved with lotuses in high relief, a silk brocade mat on top of the table, engraved copper fittings
51 cm. (20 in.) high (the seated figure)
123.5 cm. (485/8 in.) high (including lower base, stand and mandala)
153 cm. (601/4 in.) high (including table, lower base, stand and mandala)

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8 King Street, St. James's
SW1Y 6QT London
United Kingdom
Preview10.09.2020 - 01.10.2020
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