Amitayus, Tibeto-Chinese style

14th century (or later?), Tibet, Amitayus, copper alloy, private collection, photo galerie Petillon.

14th century (or later?), Tibet, labelled bodhisattva, copper alloy, private collection, photo galerie Petillon.

There is a series of Tibetan sculptures of Amitayus with Chinese facial features, seated on a cushion, wearing a long dhoti and a sash tightly drawn across the chest, large floral earrings, a single necklace with a pendant, matching belt, armbands and anklets, his hair adorned with a single panel like some Nepalese figures from the Thakuri period. Most of them are gilt and dated between the 16th and the 18th century.

16th century circa, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy, private collection, photo by Christie's.

16th century circa, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy, private collection, photo by Christie’s.

16th-17th century, same as before.

16th-17th century, same as before.

17th century circa, same as before.

17th century circa, same as before.

17th century, same as before.

17th century, same as before.

The four figures above are in very much the same style yet the dating by experts seems hesitant.

18th century, Tibet-Chinese, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy, private collection, photo by Mossgreen.

18th century, Tibeto-Chinese, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy, private collection, photo by Mossgreen.

Same as before, copper alloy?, published on armandantiques.com

Same as before, Tibet, copper alloy?, published on armandantiques.com

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s