Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
Holding Medicine Bowl
Origin: Nepal. Circa: early 1900s'
8 in.(20cm), W 5.3 in.(13cm), D 3.5 in.(9cm)
stone inlays loss, overall good.
Incorporated with elements of both Tibetan and Katmandu Buddhist art traditions
and design motifs, this gilt and lacquered bronze of Akshobhya is an unique statue.
Well cast and traced
with an aged patina. He is seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne, his right hand
in bhumisparsa, left in dhyana holding a patra, and wearing a traditional sanghati.
His face shown in serene contemplative expression, incised and painted eyebrows,
down cast heavy lidded almond-shaped eyes, straight nose, a bow-shaped mouth with
a slight smile, and hair arranged in rows of tiny curls on a high domed usnisa.
The superb gilding and intricate details of this small bronze Akshobhya represents
the transmutation of delusion into mirror wisdom of reality. The color of Akshobhya
is in dark blue. He is one of the five Transcendent Wisdom Buddhas in esoteric