An imperial embroidered kesi panel of Amitayus Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 御製緙絲刺繡無量壽佛像
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An imperial embroidered kesi panel of Amitayus
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period
meticulously and exquisitely executed with details highlighted in couched gold threads, portraying the figure of Amitayus seated in padmasana on a square double-lotus base with the hands held together and supporting a reliquary, further depicted adorned with a five-leaf crown encircling a tiered stupa and clad in celestial garments accentuating with fluttering scarves, all against an aureole detailed with the bajixiang emblems and below an elaborate bejewelled canopy
142.3 by 69.5 cm
The kesi panel is preserved in extraordinarily good condition, with the original gold thread details and metallic halo around Amitayus' head all intact.
There are some insignificant stains on the blue ground and several loose threads on the pedestal. The panel has been remounted.
A European private collection.
Philips London, 18th November 1998, lot 119.
Christie's Hong Kong, 26th April 1999, lot 525.
Christie's: 20 Years in Hong Kong 1986-2006, Christie's Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong, 2006, p. 265.