© Galerie Zacke
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Katalognummer: CA0919-040
A GILT BRONZE MAHASIDDHA VIRUPA, 16TH CENTURY
Tibet. Seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, his hands in dhyana mudra, clad in a short dhoti, wearing jewelry and a tiara inset with coral and turquoise beads, his face in serene expression with inlaid eyes.

Provenance: Alain Presencer Collection. The base with a label bearing a hand-written inscription reading “Mahasiddha Silver Eyes”. Alain Presencer devoted his life to the study and promotion of Tibetan Buddhism and culture. His contributions to the field resulted in numerous recognitions, including an appointment as Fellow
of the Royal Asiatic Society. He also created the music album ‘The Singing Bowls of Tibet’, which sold over a million copies to date.
Condition: Wear to the gilding, traces of use and minor nicks as expected on a copper-bronze alloy statue of this age. Sealed. One of the inlaid beads and both silver inlays to the eyes are lost.

Weight: 162.2 grams
Dimensions: 7.5 cm height

Mahasiddha Virupa, the Lord of all yogis, was born in a royal family in east India during the 7th-8th century. He later renounced the life of a prince to become a monastic.

Compare with the Virupa in the Gerd-Wolfgang Essen Tibetica Collection (Hamburg) pictured in von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes (1981), cat. no. 131H, and the Virupa in the Victoria and Albert Museum, cat. no. 131I, both shown on page 475.

十六世紀銅鎏金大成就者畢如帕
西藏,大成就者雙腿盤坐于雙層蓮座上,手施禪定印,身著短多提衫,戴著寶珠與鑲嵌著珊瑚和綠松石的王冠,鑲嵌眼珠,表情平靜。

來源: Alain Presencer 收藏. 底座上有手寫標簽 “Mahasiddha Silver Eyes”。Alain Presencer 畢生致力於研究和推廣藏傳佛教和文化,他對該領域的貢獻得到了許多認可,並被任命爲皇家亞洲協會研究員。他還製作了音樂專輯‘The Singing Bowls of Tibet‘,出了一百萬張。
品相:鎏金処有磨損及使用痕跡,正如預期中這個時期青銅造像的刻痕。密封。一粒寶珠和雙眼中的銀質鑲嵌物已遺失。

重量:162.2 克
尺寸:高7.5 厘米

Nachverkauf:  Sold / Verkauft

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