Lot 483.The Resplendent Buddha Gives You His Blessing
The unmistakable silhouette of the Buddha makes this work a must-buy. Of flawless handiwork and a finish so splendid, this sculpture would be a statement addition to your space and turn your visitors' heads in curiosity and admiration. The Buddha assumes poorna-padmasana atop a freshly bloomed lotus (the lotus pedestal is indispensable when it comes to Hindu and Buddhist iconography). He is clad in His characteristic off-one-shoulder raiment, the dense embroidery and ample folds of which have been sculpted superbly realistically. The right hand is raised in vitarka mudra (the dharmakachakrakar gesture), while the left hand rests on His lap and carries the all-healing medicinal potion that forms the foundation of Tibetan medicine.The quality of the workmanship is best gleaned from the countenance of the Buddha. Once one goes beyond the beauteous brow, the slender nose, and the lotus-roopi mouth, a composure of the deepest dhyana state and superlative bliss (ananda) emerges. His both eyes are shut, and a hint of the third could be zoomed in on on His temple. Dense masses of curls are gathered atop His head in what could be said to be a Buddhist jaatamukuta ('jaata' is Sanskrit for 'hair'; 'mukuta', for 'crown'). The lobes of His wizened ears reach midway through the thrice-rimmed neck, which is indicative of the conch-like sweetness of His voice. The lotus petals of the pedestal have been carved with great detail and finesse, which is best appreciated by zooming in on the same.
22.5 inch Height X 16.5 inch width X 11.5 inch depth
12 437 - 24 875 EUR
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