Lot 70: 清 铜鎏金绿度母佛莲台坐像 Qing, A Rare Gilt-Bronze and Pigment Painted Figure of Tara
December 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
此尊绿度母头戴五叶冠，冠叶下有璎珞垂于额面，髮髻高束，髮束自然垂于双肩，面部表情慈祥，双目微睁，嘴角微笑，似乎凝视众生，上身赤裸，身佩璎珞三层，臂戴钏，镯， 双肩后各有莲花一朵。跏坐于莲花宝座之上，左腿横盘，右脚下垂踩莲花，自在坐于俯仰莲台之上，除髮髻蓝色外，通体鎏金亮丽，并保有原封底装藏, 阴刻双金刚。
Qing, A Rare Gilt-Bronze and Pigment Painted Figure of Tara
Richly gilt overall, seated in lalitasana with her pendant right foot resting on a lotus rising from the double-lotus base with beaded rims, her lower body clad in a closely fitting dhoti gathered at the ankles and secured with a belt at the waist, a shawl across her chest and shoulders, the hands forming varada and vitarkamudra, her face serene with polychrome accents to the face and a crown framing the forehead and secured by a band tied over blue painted hair drawn up into a knotted jatamakuta and topped by a cintamani jewel, with tresses falling to the bare shoulders and flanked by lotus blossoms on either side. The metal covered underside incised with a double varja.
Height: 9¾ in (24.8 cm)
Weight: 3262 g