Impressive Ming Bronze "Milarepa"
The emaciated figure sits bent forward with both hands on one knee. Extremely well-cast, fine detailing showing in the face, chest, hands and feet, the patina is black with natural lightening of the tone on his head from hundreds of Lamas and or pilgrims rubbing it over the years. Chinese, Ming period, 8-1/2" tall, an important sculpture from art, history and Buddhist cultural standpoints. Museum-quality and perfectly preserved with no knocks or bends.