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Signed Dated Japanese Edo Bronze: Infant Buddha

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Signed Dated Japanese Edo Bronze: Infant Buddha
A fine Japanese silver-inlaid bronze infant Buddha with a serene expression standing with one arm upraised, the other pointing downwards, on a lotus base. Height: 14.5 cm. Dated 1845.

The index finger of the upraised hand is missing, the downward pointing finger also apparently lacking. There is a beautifully written inscription on the base (in Chinese characters) which reads as follows: Siddhārtha, crown prince. Birth of Buddha. Second year of the Koka reign (1845), 3rd month, kinoe-Uma day (cyclic calendar date). Signed: Hatano.

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