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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BUDDHIST FIGURES FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CHANG FOUNDATION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
DATED QIANLONG XINSI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1761
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BUDDHIST FIGURES FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CHANG FOUNDATION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
DATED QIANLONG XINSI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1761
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
DATED QIANLONG XINSI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1761
cast seated in vajraparyankasana on a rectangular plinth, the hands held in dhyana mudra and bearing a bumpa issuing peacock plumes, wearing an elaborate crown and ornate jewelry, the contemplative face and upswept hair with traces of red and blue pigment, a sash tied over the proper left shoulder and secured about the waist, all framed by a separately cast flaming pierced mandorla, the front of the plinth with a textile draped over the front and centered by a blossom, an inscription reading Da Qing Qianlong xinsi nian jingzao (Respectfully made in the xinsi year of the Qianlong period in the Great Qing Dynasty, corresponding to 1761)
Height 8 3/8  in., 21.2 cm
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Provenance

The Chang Foundation Collection.

Literature

Jintongfo zaoxiang tulu/Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Taipei, 1993, pl. 20.

Catalogue Note

Amitayus was among the most popular deities from the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon in the Qing dynasty, particularly in the Qianlong period. Emblematic of longevity, large numbers of figures were commissioned in gilt-bronze and porcelain by the Qianlong Emperor for the occasion of the Empress Dowager Chongqing's 60th and 70th birthdays. The date of the present figure coincided with the Empress Dowager's 70th birthday.

Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

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New York