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Antique Gillded Cast Iron w. Polychrome
Shakyamuni Buddha
Late Qing dynasty, circa: 19th century
H 7.5 in.(19cm.), W 6.75 in.(17cm.), D 4 in.(10cm.)
Condition: Good

Though that this Buddha is conservatively dated 19th century, this bust of Shakyamuni exhibits characteristics of styles tentatively ascribed to a circa 17th century Qing Buddha. The face of Shakyamuni is typically oval, with slightly down cast almond shaped eyes appearing both austere and noble. The broad chest, round shoulders and tapered thin neck are details that point to a strong Tibetan influence, which in turn is reminiscent of Nepalese Buddha images of the 12th century.

When compared with other cast iron statue of similar size, the unusually light weight of this cast iron Buddha first gave me the impression that it was made of bronze. Only later on closer observation, the exceptionally dense double spiral snail-shaped hair curls, and the deeply forged pupils of the Buddha confirmed the fine craftsmanship and excellent cast iron work.

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