Large Chinese Tibetan Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912) gilt bronze Bodhisattvas Buddha figure of Vajradhara. The primordial buddha, personification of the Dharmakaya - truth body of enlightenment and progenitor of the Vajrayana system of Buddhism. Peaceful in appearance, with an attractive face, he holds the two hands folded across the heart in the mudra of non-duality. The left hand holds a vajra scepter and the right a vajra-handled bell. Beautifully adorned with a five-pointed crown of gold, each point resembling buddha of the five families. With gold jewels, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets and a girdle, he wears an upper garment. The lower body is attired in a skirt. Seated in vajra posture with the legs interlocked. Bronze is in beautiful condition with minimal marring of the surface.
The Reverse side of Buddha head, two elbows, and right shoulder, shows an rectangular cut-out, a precisely fitting bronze comes with the sculpture.
Dimensions: 17" 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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