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Tibetan Gilt Bronze Arm of the Buddha, Early 19th Century

$6,500

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A stunningly graceful life-sized arm and hand of the Buddha, Tibet, late 18th or early 19th century. The hand is beautifully cast, with long, elegant fingers and nice detailing to the palm lines and the fingernails. The arm of repousse. The entirety richly gilt. This arm would originally have been part of a life-sized statue of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, who is typically portrayed performing bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of calling the earth to witness, which symbolizes the moment the Buddha reached enlightenment. This arm would have been draped elegantly over his knee, the hand reaching down, with the tip of the middle finger touching the ground in front of him. The interior of the arm contains original consecration materials, which we have not attempted to remove.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)Width: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Style
    Tibetan (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    CastBronze,Gilt,Repoussé
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1800
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Fragment of a larger statue. With wear to the gilding as expected.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU894717389912

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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