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Lot 0097
Chinese Qing Dynasty gilt bronze Maitreya Buddha. Cast in a formal appearance. Seated in Dhyana Sana on a double-pedestal base. Decorated in front with a gilded demi-floret. Dressed in robes, that fall into curved diagonal folds. The Buddha gazes forward, in serene cold gilt face, with painted eyes and lips beneath the blue-black tuft of hair on top and adorned with a single gold ornament at the apex. Between the eyebrows is a white dot (urna), and adorning the neck are two curved parallel lines. The earlobes are elongated and pierced. The two hands perform the mudra (gesture) of teaching, held at the heart. A similar lower garment is tied at the waist with a cloth belt above-folded legs which present the vajra posture.
The Buddha has an extensive trace of gilt remain on the surface, with dark-blue pigment on the ushnisha.
Underside with incised gilt quatrefoil flora-form petal visvavajra surrounding the centralized DaiJi medallion.

Dimensions: 9-1/8" H


Over all in EXCELLENT condition, with normal anomalies in nature, sign of stressed surface, minor scratch & dent. Surface traced wear and or declined to gilding; Normal, considering ages and wears.

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Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Jun 16, 2018