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ANCIENNE COLLECTION LOUIS LECONTE (1880-1970)

Grande statuette de Bhaishajyaguru en bronze doré Dynastie Ming, XVIE - XVIIE siècle
A LARGE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BHAISHAJYAGURU BUDDHA SEATED ON A LOTUS BASE, MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 EUR
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ANCIENNE COLLECTION LOUIS LECONTE (1880-1970)

Grande statuette de Bhaishajyaguru en bronze doré Dynastie Ming, XVIE - XVIIE siècle
A LARGE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BHAISHAJYAGURU BUDDHA SEATED ON A LOTUS BASE, MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 212,500 EUR
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Grande statuette de Bhaishajyaguru en bronze doré Dynastie Ming, XVIE - XVIIE siècle
A LARGE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BHAISHAJYAGURU BUDDHA SEATED ON A LOTUS BASE, MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
assis en dhyanasana sur un socle lotiforme reposant sur un piédestal hexagonal à balustrade, sa main gauche en avakasha mudra et sa main droite en varada mudra tenant la noix d'arura entre son index et son pouce, vêtu d’une ample robe monastique retombant en plis profonds le long du corps et laissant le torse découvert, le visage serein flanqué de longs lobes d'oreilles (3)
The figure 51 cm, 20 1/2  in.; the stand 29,3 cm, 11 1/2  in.
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Notable for its large size and crisp casting, the present figure represents the Medicine Buddha (Bhaishajyaguru), as evident by the myrobalan fruit he holds in his right hand. More commonly known as the Medicine Buddha, he is considered a healer who alleviates suffering and offers solace to the afflicted through the medicine of his teachings which are documented in the Bhaishajyaguruvaiduryaprabharaja Sutra, known as  the Medicine Buddha Sutra in English. 

A related figure of a Buddha seated on a lotus flower base of this size, but with his right hand held in blumisparsamudra, was sold in our New York rooms, 23rd March 2011, lot 692. See also a gilt-bronze and polychrome figure rendered with similar mudras to the present, attributed to the Ming dynasty, sold in these rooms, 16th May 2007, lot 43; and a larger gilt-bronze figure rendered with his right hand in blumisparsamudra, attributed to the 17th century, sold at Christie’s New York, 6th November 1980, lot 212. 

Provenance

In the family by descent.

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