China, 1662-1735. Superbly cast, seated in dhyanasana atop a double-lotus base finely detailed with scrolls to the petals and beaded edges. His right hand is lowered in bhumisparsha mudra and his left held above his lap in dhyana mudra. He is wearing a monastic robe neatly incised with foliate hems over an undergarment secured above the waist. His serene face with heavy-lidded eyes above gently arched brows centered by a raised circular urna, above bow-shaped lips forming a calm smile, flanked by pendulous slitted earlobes. His hair is arranged in tight curls over the high ushnisha topped by a jewel. Note the extremely fine beading to the edges, typical for Imperial Buddhist bronzes from the period.
Provenance: Dutch trade. By repute from a private estate in Amsterdam.
Condition: Good condition with expected old wear and minor casting irregularities, light surface scratches, and tiny nicks. The hollow interior with distinct red pigment. The hair with remnants of blue pigment. The seal plate and contents lost. The cavities with remnants of ancient varnish overall. Fine, naturally grown patina.
Weight: 8,390 g
Dimensions: Height 34.3 cm