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Chinese Ming Dynasty Carved, Painted and Giltwood Amitayus Buddha

$5,800
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About the Item

A beautiful and serene Chinese Ming dynasty carved wood figure of the Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of long life, and a form of Amitabha Buddha. He is seated in dhyanassana, dressed in loose fitting robes, and adorned with a five pointed crown and necklace. His robes have been covered in a deep vermillion lacquer with black lacquer highlights, which have been touched up with red paint over time. Red is the color of Amitabha and Amitayus. His face has been carved beautifully, with a downcast eyes, a strong nose, and beatific smile. The face is of typical Ming form, well rounded, almost to the point of being chubby. His face and crown are heavily gilt, complementing the red of his robes nicely. A large cavity in the back of the statue would originally have held consecration materials. In overall fair condition, with loss and flaking to the lacquer, revealing the gesso, wood, and fabric underneath. The crown most likely a later replacement. Mounted on a custom metal base.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 19.5 in (49.53 cm)Width: 12 in (30.48 cm)Depth: 9.5 in (24.13 cm)
  • Style:
    Ming (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1600
  • Condition:
    Additions or alterations made to the original: The crown probably a later addition. Paint touch ups. Attached to a modern base. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. With loss and flaking to the lacquer, exposing the gesso, fabric, and wood beneath. Some repainting and re-gilding. With insect damage to the interior and one side, as well as the top of the head. The crown most likely a replacement.
  • Seller Location:
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU89477546823

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