Chinese Qing Dynasty gilt bronze seated Shakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Formal in appearance, the Buddha gazes forward with partially closed eyes and the blue-black hair on the head is piled in a tuft on top with a single gold ornament adorning the crown. Between the eyebrows is a white dot (urna) and adorning the neck are three curved horizontal lines. The earlobes are long and pierced. With the right arm bare the right hand is extended across the knee in the earth touching gesture (mudra). The left performs the gesture (mudra) of meditation - palm upward in the lap holding a begging bowl. Across the left shoulder is patchwork robe. Size: 22.5cm x16.5cm (8.85 x 6.49 in); 1710gr; Provenance: Important estate collection from Oxfordshire; formed in the 1970s-2000, All Items sold by Pax Romana Auctions come with professional Certificate of Authenticity.