Lot 28 | Important and large crowned bronze Buddha Maitreya
Dynasty: Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
Date: 16th-17th c.
Technique: Bronze, partly with finely engraved patterns. Lacquer gilt and partly painted with lacquer. Inside painted with minium red as typical for old bronzes.
Description: The Buddha, also known as Budai or Milefo, sits in maharajalilasana on a cushion on which
his belt cord with tassels is shown. He is depicted with a light smile on his lips, with
an open garment over his full belly. The pillow and the robe borders are engraved with
fine lotus tendrils, which are mostly covered by gold lacquer on the robe. In the right
hand, he holds prayer beads; in his left hand, the open treasure bag, from which gold
ingots and other precious objects are peeking out. Long ribbons swing from the bow crown
to the shoulders, in the front of the leaves are small representations of the five
transcendental Tathagata Buddha.
Measurement: Height 38.5cm, width 30.5cm, depth 23.5cm.
Rhenish private collection. According to the previous owner, acquired in the 1970s from Kunsthandel Klefisch in Cologne.
明 16-17世紀 高38.5cm/寬30.5cm/厚23.5cm
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