A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha 17th/18th century

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Lot 69* W
A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha
17th/18th century

£ 90,000 - 120,000
US$ 120,000 - 160,000
A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha
17th/18th century
Seated in dhyana, with his right hand raised and the left resting on his foot, both in karana mudra, wearing long flowing robes over his shoulders, tied at the chest, cascading into graceful pleats over his legs, the face set with a contemplative expression, flanked by pendulous ears, the hair arranged in tight curles surrounding the ushnisha. 92.5cm (36 3/8in) high

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  • 十七/十八世紀 木漆鎏金釋迦牟尼佛坐像

    The striking wood figure of Buddha is expertly carved demonstrating superb craftsmanship, naturalistically rendering the soft folds of the robe cascading over the shoulders and gathering in ruyi shaped circles around the knees, the contemplative face gracefully conveying the benevolence of the deity.

    The imposing size of the present lot suggests it would have been worshipped in a temple or shrine.

    The technique of coating carved wood figures with gilt-lacquer appears to have emerged during the early part of the Ming dynasty, continuing on to the Qing dynasty and echoing Buddhist bronze figures in form and decoration.

    Compare a related rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, 17th/18th century, sold in these rooms on 14 May 2015, lot 64.
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A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha 17th/18th century
A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha 17th/18th century
A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha 17th/18th century
A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha 17th/18th century
A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha 17th/18th century
A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha 17th/18th century
A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Buddha 17th/18th century
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