Gilt Bronze, late 1800’s, 9 Tall. This is a venerable and handsome figure of the “Healing Buddha” or, more. Cast in bronze and gilded in Tibet in the late 1800’s. Earlier, but I do not think he is much later than 1900. His full title in Tibetan is. Lazuli Master of Healing Buddha. He is revered in the Mahayana Buddhism of Tibet as. The supreme dispenser of longevity, protection from disasters and the transmutation of. Negative states of mind, as all illnesses in Buddhism, by virtue of their karmic origin are. Considered, to some extent, psychosomatic. Is typically depicted seated, wearing the robes of a Buddhist monk, holding. Jar of medicine nectar in his left hand and the right hand resting on his right knee. Holding a branch of the Aruna or Myrobalan plant between thumb and forefinger. Our Buddha is seated upon a beaded moon disk, raised on a footed lotus petal throne. The adamantine or full lotus position, which is the posture in which he is. Most often depicted after achieving enlightenment. He is dressed in the robes of a Buddhist. Monk; the folds of the bottom portion of his garment flow down and out in almost like a. Representation of the wisdom and healing flowing from him. In his left hand he holds the jar of amitra, the nectar of healing and longevity. Hand rests on his right knee, holding the branch of the healing Myrobalan plant. The three rings at his neck which mark him as an individual of deep spiritual wisdom. The two things I love most about this figure are the incredibly beautiful patina and the. Exquisite modeling of his face. The whole figure was gilded. I believe it was gilded using mercury. Mercury gilding is the. Process in which mercury is mixed with gold to form an amalgam that is then applied to. Surface of an object. When the object is then heated in an oven or over a fire, the. Mercury evaporates and leaves a thin coating of gold. It is not quite as simple as that, but that is the basic process. However, it was banned in the. Last century in most countries as it produces very dangerous, lethal vapors. That some artists even today use this process using some protective gear. This all over gold patina is very beautiful and interesting. It looks like the areas of the. Figure most likely to be touched by the faithful have discolored: both hands and the miracle. Working items they hold. However beautiful the rest of the figure is, it is his face which is this Buddha’s crowning. The exquisite modeling of the face is the work of a master artist showing the typical. Tibetan sweetness with high arched eyebrows, half closed, down cast eyes and gentle smile. He has an otherworldly expression of absolute peace and composure. This figure is 9 inches tall, 5 inches wide at the at the edge of the moon disk. Serious damage whatsoever and no sign of restoration or repair. There is some expected. Roughness and wear to the bottom edge of the foot of the lotus throne. The surface of the. Statue is completely stable with no powdering or flaking and t. He bottom of the figure is. Sealed in the old way and marked with a double vajra, probably when it was blessed. The photos give an excellent idea of the beauty and finesse of this extraordinary example of. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And thanks for looking. Due to limitations of photography and the inevitable differences in monitor settings, the color of the pictures on your monitor may be slightly different from the Buddha himself, but I did my best to capture him as it is. And, at least on my monitor, the color is a very good match. I try to do my very best in researching the items I sell, and include numerous photos. If you have any questions concerning a particular item, please contact me. I absolutely guarantee that every item is as described in my words and pictures. If you should have any questions at all, please contact me, and I will respond as quickly as possible. Feedback is very important to me. I always leave excellent feedback for buyers and I try to do whatever I can so that buyers will be happy to do the same for me. If you like what you see here, please add me to your saved sellers list. I will have similar items for your consideration. And Thanks for looking. I would be more than happy to answer any question you might have. The item “BUDDHATibetan Healing Buddha, BHAISAJYAGURU, Gilt Bronze, late1800’s 9 Tall” is in sale since Tuesday, August 30, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Tibet”. The seller is “gabrielli-art” and is located in Youngsville, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 9 inches Tall
- Type: Statues
- Primary Material: Gilt Bronze
- Age: late 1800’s
- Region of Origin: Tibet
- Original/Reproduction: Original