A BRONZE STELE OF SHAKYAMUNI AND PRABHUTARATNA BUDDHA NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, DATED XIPING SECOND YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 517 |
12,000 - 15,000 USD
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the two deities each seated in dhyanasana against flaming mandorlas, cast in low relief against a large peaked mandorla, the reverse with a large seated Buddha with the hands in dharmachakra mudra, all supported on a four-legged base with dedicatory inscription dated the second year of Xiping, corresponding to 517, wood stand, Japanese wood box (4)
Japanese Private Collection, Kansai, prior to World War II.