Tibet, Amitayus – bodhisattva appearance (3)

Late 15th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy and stone inlay, private collection, photo by Nagel.

Late 15th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy, private collection, photo by Nagel.

Amitayus holds a vase of longevity topped with a jewel, his crown, urna and jewellery are inlaid with showy turquoise cabochons (some missing, one of them replaced with a piece of coral on his right anklet), long strands of hair with big curls resting over his shoulders.

15th century circa, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy, stones missing, private collection, photo by Sotheby's.

15th century circa, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy, stones missing, private collection, photo by Sotheby’s., the  is decorated with incised scrolls and roundels, and with beading that matches his jewellery, inlaid with large clear gem and glass cabochons, some of them missing.

On this Nepalese-style example, the dhoti is decorated with incised scrolls and roundels, and with beading that matches his jewellery, inlaid with large clear gem and glass cabochons, some of them missing.

15th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper and stone inlay, is or was at the gTsug Lakhang in Lhasa, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

15th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper and stone inlay, is or was at the gTsug Lakhang in Lhasa, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

This Amitayus holds his vase at heart level.

Same as before, gilt copper alloy and stone inlay, private collection, photo by Christie's.

Same as before, gilt copper alloy and stone inlay, private collection, photo by Christie’s.

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