Ming Bronze Amitabha in Dhyana Mudra
Chinese Bronze Buddha
Seated In Meditation
Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 A.D.
7.8 in.(20cm), W 4.5 in.(11.5cm), D 3.5 in.(9cm)
Condition: very good!
Buddha seated in meditation in Ming style, with its characteristic linear rhythms
and its spiritual essence contained by classic symmetry. This
gentle figure conveys the composure and dignity of its subject, emanating a quality
of tranquility. Well cast with hand chasing in the hair, natural
patina with layers of malachite, in a combination of verdigris washes and sand-colored
granulation. The surface exhibits an allover minutely pebbled texture which can
be caused by the action of various minerals over a long period of time, and is
called the “long-buried look” by Chinese archaeologists. Attributed to Ming dynasty
(1368-1644). In the
absence of documentation, we are listing the statue as a late 17th century bronze.