Lot 2086. Extraordinary Buddha Akshobhya

Starting price:€ 17 000
Auction date:07.12.2017   11:00
ID 19125
Lot 2086Extraordinary Buddha Akshobhya
Tibet. 13./14. Century

Light Bronze with thin remnants of a gold plating, deposits of copper and remnants of pigment-paint. Sitting in vajra posture with the hands in dhyana and bhumsparsha mudra on a Lotus pedestal on which a vajra is engraved. The expressive face and the toned body tension to convey the unshakeable attitude that he embodies. The kasaya-robe, at the shoulder and front of the feet in elegant folds, braids with engraved Edge, inlaid decorated copper. The lobes are clearly drawn in the length, the urna is plastically accentuated. In the face, as well as on the Base are traces of a former, well-cinnabar red pigment paint to discover that the hair is painted with a blue lapis lazuli.

The plate, which closes the Socket, is probably original and shows a fine engraving of a stylized Lotus flower with the Eight Buddhist treasures and a Doppelvajra in the centre. The Base is filled with strips, which may be paper or fabric or even straw. In it can't be other objects on the horizon, however, is on the x-ray images embedded. Weight 481g, height 14cm, width 10.2 cm, depth 6.8 cm. Condition A/B. Two old repairs from the manufacture.
The meticulous work and the high quality of the design clearly indicate that this piece comes from a major workshop.

-Private Collection, Rhineland. Approx. in 1990, Galleries in Hong Kong bought in Hollywood.

The figure was the subject of a radiological investigation. For the recordings, please contact us by MaiLänge: asia@van-ham.com

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