Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
Origin: Tibet. Circa: early 1900s'
11 in.(28cm), W 8 in. (21cm), D 5 in. (13cm)
replaced copper plate on base
early 20th century gilded bronze statue is exquisitely rendered in details. In
his right hand the historic Buddha holds a medicine bowl overflowing with amrita
(healing nectar) that cures all ills, the mental afflictions that are keeping
us in the cycle of samsara. The
Buddha’s countenance is in a deep equipoise, which balances between worlds with
a presence of equanimity. His forehead is accented with a ajana chakra (third
eye), that is mirrored with two down cast eyes in deep contemplation. His right
hand is gentle reaching the Earth, a confirmation of his spiritual awakening.
Sitting in bhumisparsa mudra above a finely ornamented shrine decorated with gilded
lions and elephants, and in the back are two makaras and Buddhist wheel. Where
a gorgeously detailed aureole framing his youthful figure. Note this beautifully
cast bronze has a replaced copper plate on the base. Nonetheless it remains in
excellent condition overall.