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A gilt bronze figure of Amithaba Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
A gilt bronze figure of amithaba buddha, ming dynasty (1368-1644).
A gilt bronze figure of amithaba buddha, ming dynasty (1368-1644).
A gilt bronze figure of amithaba buddha, ming dynasty (1368-1644).
A gilt bronze figure of amithaba buddha, ming dynasty (1368-1644).
A gilt bronze figure of amithaba buddha, ming dynasty (1368-1644).
A gilt bronze figure of amithaba buddha, ming dynasty (1368-1644).
A gilt bronze figure of amithaba buddha, ming dynasty (1368-1644).
A gilt bronze figure of amithaba buddha, ming dynasty (1368-1644).

The Amitabha Buddha is cast with prominent urna above a slightly aquiline nose, eyes serenely downcast, pendulous earlobes framing a full face beneath a coiffure of tight curls and ushnisha, the robe overhanging both shoulders carefully chased with floral designs along the hem and his undergarment held in place by a bow-tied belt below the chest marked with a svastika. He sits in dhyanasana with his hands in dhyana mudra. The figure still with traces of pigment in the face. Height 16,5 cm.

Chips, tarnished, wear.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

40 000 - 60 000 SEK

3 774 - 5 660 EUR

Hammer price: 
40 000 SEK
Provenance

From the Collection of Emil Hultmark (1872-1943). Emil Hultmark was one of the co-founders of the ‘Kinaklubben’ (China Club) in Stockholm in the 1920's with Carl Kempe (1884-1967) and the Crown Prince Gustav Adolf. He is a well known collector and his beautiful home and summer house is well documented in the magazine 'Svenska Hem i ord och bild' in the 1930's, which provide us with a fascinating window into this golden age of European collecting.

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Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Specialist Asian Ceramics & Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02