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The June 2023 Auctions: Day 1

Thu, Jun 29, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 190

Chinese Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period, Gilt Bronze Buddha Shakyamuni, Ca. 17th C., H 7.5'' W 4.7''

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000

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Adorned with semiprecious stone inlaid urna and tiara. Sealed with a base plate which is decorated with the viśvavajra symbol.  There were usually small sutra scrolls in the cavity of the figure, a unique consecration method only seen in Tibet (Note: There does appear to be movement inside the object). Seated atop the lotus throne in a Bhumisparsha Mudra, or earth-touching gesture, representing the moment of the Buddha's awakening and claiming the Earth to bear witness. Accompanied by a carved wood and lacquer stand H 3.2", W 6".


One stone missing in upper crown. Three stones missing from lower crown. Hole in the palm of the left hand, it is unclear whether there was an object her at one time.  | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.

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From the Estate of Prominent Collector, Leon Zielinski, Macomb County, MI. Formerly from the estate of Stanley Immerman (Purchased at DuMouchelles in May 1985)