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LOT 1406 - AK0124

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Lot details

Finely cast, seated in dhyanasana on a lotus pedestal with a beaded edge, holding his right hand in in bhumisparsha mudra and his left in dhyana mudra, wearing monastic robes draped over his left shoulder and gathering in folds at the top of the base, his serene face with downcast eyes and full lips forming a calm smile. His hair arranged in tight snail-shell curls over the ushnisha topped by a jewel.

Provenance: From a private collection in Belgium.
Condition: Good condition with minor wear and casting irregularities, tiny nicks, minor dents, light scratches. The bronze is covered in a rich, dark-brown patina.

Weight: 4,801 g (excl. stand) and 5,424 g (incl. stand)
Dimensions: Height 30.9 cm (excl. stand) and 33.2 cm (incl. stand)

With a fitted wood base. (2)

Museum comparison:
Compare a related earlier bronze figure of Buddha, 27 cm high, dated to the first half of the 16th century, in the State Hermitage Museum, accession number ИС-14.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Amsterdam, 12 October 2004, lot 114
Price: EUR 7,170 or approx. EUR 10,500 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A Thai, Lanna style, bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, 16th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related modeling with similar pose, base, and expression. Note the size (37 cm) and the earlier dating.


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