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1044

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRADHARA MING DYNASTY, 15TH – 16TH CENTURY | 明十五至十六世紀 鎏金銅金剛手菩薩坐像

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 HKD

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRADHARA MING DYNASTY, 15TH – 16TH CENTURY | 明十五至十六世紀 鎏金銅金剛手菩薩坐像

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRADHARA MING DYNASTY, 15TH – 16TH CENTURY | 明十五至十六世紀 鎏金銅金剛手菩薩坐像

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 HKD

Lot sold:

252,000

HKD

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRADHARA

MING DYNASTY, 15TH – 16TH CENTURY

明十五至十六世紀 鎏金銅金剛手菩薩坐像


h. 22 cm

Good condition with just minor rubbing to the gilding, and other general surface wear. The base has been resealed.


整體品相良好,惟見鎏金及器面輕微磨痕。底板重封。


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Vajradhara is revered as the primordial or Adi Buddha. The embodiment of the mind of enlightenment, Vajradhara is the source of the Five Dhyani Buddhas which represent the five qualities of Buddhahood. Vajradhara is seated cross-legged in vajraparyankasana atop a double-lotus pedestal; the hands crossed in front of the chest in vajrahumkara mudra holding a ghanta in the left hand and a vajra in the right, signifying the union of wisdom and compassion. Compare a gilt-bronze Vajradhara, circa 16th century, sold in our New York rooms, 22 March 2018, lot 1038.