18th Century EXTRA LARGE Qing Dynasty Chinese Tibetan gilt bronze Buddha deity figure of Yamantaka.
Standing in alidhasana with his consort, standing on top of prostrate figures, birds and bovine animals above a lotus base, with his many arms radiating about him and holding various attributes, the primary arms grasping his consort and holding a curved knife and skull cap, adorned with beaded jewelry and a garland of severed heads, the face cast with a wrathful expression, tall flaming hair and wearing a crown of skulls. Underside with incised quatre-foil flori-form petal visvavajra mark surrounding the centralized DaiJi. Extensive trace of gilt and red pigment on hair. The base between the legs of the sculpture shows a rectangular cut-out, with precisely fitting gilt bronze comes to cover it.
Dimensions: Height: 18 1/8" Width: 16 1/2"
From The Collections of Mike and Annie Gaither, US Navy 1959-1982. LAUREN Galleries honored to be once again offer the heirloom collections from Mike and Annie Gaither.
With a sense of duty for his country Mike joined the US Navy in 1959 the idea was to see the world and obtain an education that would propel his future. The opportunity to become part of the submarine fleet was compelling and once involved it became his career path of choice. In 1964 he married his lifelong partner Annie Nix. And to this day they are still happily married.
While in the Navy he specialized in communication and electronic repair and was able to obtain the rank of Radioman Chief Petty Officer during his time in the service he supervised crews of up to 25 in high speed communications, repair and records and Department Chief coordinating 8 repair divisions. Analyzing commands to discover systemic difficulties and training to resolve difficulties. Additional fields include intercultural and race relations, Drug and Alcohol training.
With a long career in the Navy his desire to visit many foreign countries was fulfilled.
His desire to be a leader in the open markets directed his path into the pastoral leadership where he was able to train and work with people in Italy Guam Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, Republic of Palau, with visits to such countries Germany, and Asian Countries. With the opportunity to be in such places also provided the knowledge and ability to obtain collectibles from the area. Reaching a point where one feels that it is time to downsize and realign their assets this has opened the door for others to add these items into their private collection. The quality is exceptional, pristine and highly sought after.
The Collections of Mike & Annie Gaither presented and offered up to auctions from Lot-73 through Lot-88.
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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