Ming Dynasty Chinese Tibetan gilt bronze Buddha figure of Bodhisattvas, in manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, Chaturbhuja, All Seeing Lord with Four Hands, also famous for the first use of the six syllable mantra - om mani padme hum.
A Bodhisattva figure of seated Avalokiteshvara, The face has well-defined, arched brows above elongated, almond-shaped eyes, very resplendent, smiling, peaceful and radiant. With four hands, the first are folded at the heart in Dharma Chakra Mudra gesture, and holding entwined lotus ornate wrapped the arms terminated to the everted ends on the shoulders. The lower hold a crystal mala and jeweled lotus. Adorned with many attractive silks and jewels, beautified with dark blue hair in tufts, some falling loose across the shoulders, tied with flowers.
Seated in full crossed legs, vajra posture, with right over left, upon a double lotus throne. The gilt bronze Buddha rests atop a silk covered platform, with a glass cuboid case.
Extensive trace of gilt remain on surface, with hints of dark-blue pigment on hair.
The underside with incised Quatre-foil flori-form petals visvavajra mark surrounded the centralized DaiJi.
Mark on up front pedestal, incised seven script -KaiShu- character, Yongle Reign Period of Great Ming.
Dimensions: 10-1/4" H
New York Private collector. Family inheritance, believed to be collections from The Art Gallery of Edward Greey in New York, 20 East 17th Street, New York, NY.