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Gilt-bronze Maitreya

Auction:
2528B
Lot:
1639
Sold for:
$889$750

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2528B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 04, 2010 9:00AM

Description:

Gilt-bronze Maitreya, China, 18th century, seated figure of Maitreya in dhyanasana pose atop a double-lotus throne, his right hand in Bhumisparsa mudra, and his left hand in dhyana mudra, wearing a crested headpiece and tightly fitted diaphanous robe, hair dyed blue, ht. 9 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

China, Bodhisattvas, Buddhist eschatology, Iconography, Maitreya, Messianism, Mudra, Share International

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