Large 18th C. Chinese Tibetan Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912) gilt bronze seated Buddha figure of Vaishravana, Guardian of the Northern Direction, King of the Yakshas and Leader of the Worldly Dharma Protectors, chief among the protectors of the Teaching.
In the appearance of a warrior god, he has a round full face with eyebrows, moustache and a beard with large round eyes. Hands together in the Anjali mudra which is performed by pressing the palms of the hands together. Seated on rectangular bench, in a relaxed posture and wearing boots. The head is encircled by areola.
The Buddha rests on a Large wooden throne and Aureole Nimbus. Extensive Trace of Gilt on surface.
Dimensions: 21-1/2" H
Stand: 24-1/2" H x 15-3/4" W
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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