Probably 1800s, possibly earlier
This finely cast figure, seated in vajrasana or lotus position on a double lotus base, holds in the left hand a stem of lotus with the right middle finger touching the thumb. The flowing robe is open at the chest and drapes over the right shoulder. The borders and lower portions of the robe are incised with scrolling floral motifs. The facial features with slight downcast eyes are crisply rendered and the hair is well-defined. Attached to the back of the figure is a flaming mandorla which is possibly not original to the figure. The base is sealed with a bronze plate. The figure has an attractive dark brown patina with faint patches of verdigris. Very good casting with only a few minor nicks, and generally in very good condition.
Height: 6 ¾ in.; Width: 3 5/8 in.