A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, with the two principle arms held in front of the torso, the other two raised in mid-air holding various attributes, the face with peaceful expression surmounted by a five-pointed crown enclosing a high chignon, the body portrayed with ornamental jewellery inlaid with semi-precious stones and a flowing dhoti and a billowing scarf around the shoulders and arms falling to the base
Height 22 cm, 8 3/5 in.
There are general wear and losses to the gilding, as well as nicks to the edges. Some of the inlays are possibly later added. Several fingers are later replacement. The tip of the chignon and base plate is missing.
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