A GILT COPPER-ALLOY FIGURE OF A DHARMACHAKRA BUDDHA
TIBET OR NEPAL, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
十八/十九世紀 尼泊爾或西藏 鎏金銅佛坐像
depicted seated in dhyanasana on a lotus throne, wearing loose robes falling from the left shoulder leaving the chest partially bare, both hands held in dharmachakra mudra, the face with gentle smile and framed by long pendulous ears and hair curled into tight knots surmounted by an ushnisha
Height 20.4 cm, 8 in.
The right earlobe has been restored, and there are general rubbing/losses to the gilding, in particular to the face of the buddha which has extensive scratches. There are nicks and dents to the extremities. Some white residue are visible between the figure and the base.
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