Gilt Bronze Figure of the Buddha, China, early Ming period, first half 15th century, figure of the Green Tara: Syamatara, right hand in varada mudra, the other holding a lotus, seated in the position of royal ease, the Chinese character for "92" engraved on the inside, ht. 10 in. Provenance: Ex-collection W.H. Armistead. Literature: See On the Path to Enlightenment, The Berti Aschmann Foundation of Tibetan Art, The Museum Rietberg, Zurich, p. 147, illus. 93.