Chinese Tibetan Ming Dynasty (1368â€“1644) gilt bronze Bodhisattva Buddha figure of Shristhikantha, Rakta Lokeshvara, the Red Lord of the World, a meditational form of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, GuanYin.
Peaceful in appearance, she has one face with the hair piled on the top of the head with long black tresses falling across the shoulders. The right hand is extended downward in the mudra of supreme generosity with the palm facing outward. The left hand holds the stem of a pink lotus flower blossoming over the shoulder. Adorned with a crown of gold and a small image of the buddha Amitabha, jewel ornaments, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and anklets, she wears a long scarf and a deerskin across the left shoulder. The lower body is garbed in brocade skirt. The figure standing atop a moon disc and lotus pedestal in form of paryankasana-virasana, stands with her weight on her right leg and her left turned out, causing her hip to sway to the right, depicting the compassion of past, present and future Buddha's.
Extensive trace of gilt remain on surface, with hints of dark-blue pigment on hair.
The back of Buddha shows an rectangular cut-out, a precisely fitting bronze comes with the sculpture.
Dimensions: 19-1/8" H
PROVENANCE: From private collection of Louis Stephen Jarret & Witney of Oxford Shire, England, UK.
Same provenance private collection of Louis Stephen Jarret & Witney offered at auction catalog listing from Lot-255 through Lot-271.
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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