(12.5cm) D 4.5 in. (11.5cm) Condition: very good! A ccording to the Lotus Sutra in Nichiren Buddhism, all people possess the potential to unfold an innate Buddha-nature during their own lifetimes. Here in this well-cast and elegant bronze Maitreya Buddha, of meticulously hand-chased gold and copper repoussé over solid bronze in pristine condition. The Future Buddha is seated with both legs pendant, on an up-turning lotus pedestal in a benevolent pose (bhadrasana); his hands are sensitively modeled in the Teaching Mudra (Dharmachakra), hair tied in a chignon and painted in blue, wearing a five-pointed gold crown backed by an aureole, youthful facial features with delicately arched eyebrows, downcast almond-shaped double eyelids, and a smiling bow-shaped mouth in benevolent expression. The gilded bronze is luxuriantly ornamented with corals and semi-precious stones, densely incised floral motifs on the Buddha’s copper-plated high throne and princely attire, adorned with large gold earrings, necklaces, armbands, bracelets, and anklets; rose from the Buddhas shoulders are a dharma wheel and a stupa; both are beautifully hand chiseled with great care taken in every detail. The artistry of the work is truly exceptional; conservatively dated to the early 20th century. It is our policy never to deliberately list fakes as genuine. All contemporary Asian art listed will always be stated as such. All artifacts and collectibles are sent with a Certificate of Authenticity upon request. Item description is subject to errors. The item “Antique Tibetan Chinese Gilt Bronze Maitreya Dharma Wheel Future Buddha Statue” is in sale since Tuesday, November 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Tibet”. The seller is “buddhamuseum” and is located in Richmond, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Tibet
- Age: 1900-1940
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Type: Statue