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Lot 0103
Chinese Ming Dynasty Tibetan gilt bronze Bodhisattvas Buddha figure of The Thinking Lokeshvara. He holds the stem of a lotus flower which blossoms over the left shoulder. The most significant characteristics are the hand raised with the index finger placed against the side of the face - head slightly tilted to the left. Beautiful and youthful, he has one face and two hands. With cold gilt serene face, with eyes and lips painted naturally, giving peaceful appearance. Depicted in a seated posture with the right leg extended downward and the wrist or elbow of the left arm bend above the knee. The right hand is pressed downward onto the seat slightly behind the horizontal left leg. The upper torso of the body and head generally display a pronounced curve imitating the tribanga' form of standing figures. Both hands can each hold the stem of a flower blossom. Adorned with a crown of gold studded with jewels, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, he wears garments of silk, a scarf and skirt. Seated upon a double lotus throne.
Extensive trace of gilt remain on surfaces, red and blue pigment on hair.


The underside with incised Quatre foil flori-form petals visvavajra mark surrounded the centralized DaiJi.

Dimensions: 10-1/8" H

Condition

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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MING GILT BRONZE BUDDHA OF THE THINKING LOKESHVARA

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