A PARCEL-GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF AMITABHA
MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
明十六 / 十七世紀 銅局部鎏金阿彌陀佛坐像
seated in vajraparyankasana with hands held in dhyana mudra, wearing a long flowing garment chased with scrolling floral patterns, sashed at the waist, the exposed chest centred with a wan symbol, the serene face with meditative expression below thin arched brows and an urna, surmounted by hair arranged in rows of tightly coiled hair, flanked by a pair of pendulous earlobes
Height 38.1 cm, 15 in.
There are scattered casting flaws to the lower section of the figure, including to the back where some patchs are visible. There are general rubbing/losses to the gilding, scratches/small dents to the surface and nicks to the extremities.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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