A bronze figure of Buddha Sakyamuni, Central Tibet, 12th/13th century

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A bronze figure of Buddha Sakyamuni

Central Tibet, 12th/13th century

Buddha Sakyamuni is seated in vajrasana on a lotus base, his right hand in bhumisparshamudra, the left resting on his lap, wearing diaphanous cloak, his face with meditative expression, urna, red coloured lips, elongated earlobes and curled hairdress and usnisha, the latter topped by a lotus bud, the base with Buddhist Creed inscription in dBu.can script

Height. 15.2 cm (6 in)

Acquired by the current owner from Christies Amsterdam, INDIAN HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART auction 2005.

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