Gilt Gold Silver Bronze Buddha
Holding Medicine Bowl
Origin: Tibet. Circa: 19th Century
14 in.(36cm), W 8.6 in. (22cm), D 5.5 in. (14cm)
is the historical Buddha, the warrior prince Siddhartha Gautama who in the 5th
century BCE became fully enlightened. This antique gilt gold silver bronze from
19th century Tibet shows Shakyamuni at the potent moment of his enlightenment.
The Buddha’s elegant and highly detailed royal diadem sits atop the traditional
tight curls of hair. The gracefully draped robes and mantel are expressed in an
intricate design that is a compliment to the sumptuous lotus the Shakyamuni sits
with his right hand, the Buddha touches the Mother Earth calling upon her to witness
his right to enlightenment. In his left hand, he holds a medicine bowl. At the
base of the statue written in Tibetan is the mantra Om Mane Padme Hum. Shakyamuni’s
countenance reflects a beatific lucidity and supple fullness. This finely detailed
piece is in excellent condition.
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