Lot 232: YONGLE MARK, GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF SAKYAMUNI BUDDHA
November 11, 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
A very fine Qing Dynasty Chinese gilt Bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, delicately cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with the hands in bhumisparsamudra, clad in a diaphanous sanghati with plain hems, the face with serene expression centered by a raised urna, the ushnisha topped with a knops. These Buddha are represented in simple attire, without jewelry or any other adornment. This large gilt bronze Buddha characterized with painted seeing eyes and the pendulous earlobes. Extensive trace of gilt remain on surfaces, with hints of blue pigment on ushnisha. The underside with incised Quadre-foil flori-form petals visvavajra mark surrounded the centralized DaiJi.
Mark on pedestal, incised seven script -KaiShu- characters, YongLe Reign Period of Great Ming.
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Provenance: PROVENANCE: Found in a plantation home near Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 at a downsizing Estate sale.
Dimensions: Dimension: 10" H
Medium: bronze, gold
Date: Ming Dynasty