Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"The Perfect Countenance" - Fine Buddhist works of art at auction

Early Ming figure of Caturbhuja Manjusri estimated at $1,031,638
Christie's Inc. will auction a very rare imperial gilt-bronze figure of the diety Caturbhuja from the period 1426-1435. The figure is intricately modeled seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with four arms. The upper right hand is wielding a sword above his head, and the lower left hand holding a lotus stem supporting a book of the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’, Prajnaparamita Sutra, to one side of the shoulder. [Bid]