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Fine/Rare Gilt Bronze Seated  Buddha Figure of Amitabha
A Fine/Rare Gilt Bronze Seated Buddha Figure of Amitabha; Korea, Koryo Period, 13th-14th Century, Cast solid, seated dhyanasana with hands held in vitarkamudra (gesture of appeasement), the head of rounded-rectangular shape surmounted by a unisa above rows of coiled hair, the head titled slightly forward and the eye downcast under slender arched brows, the body draped in a flowing robe open at the chest and falling in petal-like pleats below the knees on a single up-downright lotus bud petal stand, two loops attached on the back petal stand. Some gild lost, otherwise it is in very good condition. It measures 21 cm. h. x 11 cm. base length x 8 cm. base wide (8 1/4” x 4 5/8” x 3 1/8”) Reference; for an almost identical iron Maitreya statue exhibited at “Composite Exhibition of Metal Arts”, Dae Ho Gallery of Antiques and Fine Arts. Seoul, Korea, by a chairman Kisang Joo, May 28,1997, p.63, pl. 54


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