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Inlaid and Giltwood Buddha

Auction:
2939M
Lot:
639
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
Discovery - 2939M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 13, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Inlaid and Giltwood Buddha, Thailand, 20th century, seated cross-legged in dhyanasana with his hands in bhumisparsa mudra, with a serene expression, downcast eyes, and elongated earlobes, dressed in a robe with bands of floral details and a banded crown, both inlaid with glass insets, the red-painted base decorated with a key pattern and inlaid with glass, ht. 17 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

age splits in wood, chips to edges of base, loss of gilt and inlays.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Thailand, Buddhist culture, Gestures, Iconography, Mudra, Vajrayana

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