Tibet, Amitayus – bodhisattva appearance (7)

16th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy and glass inlay, private collection, photo by Koller.

16th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy and glass inlay, private collection, photo by Koller.

Thought to have been made by a Nepalese artist, this Amitayus wears a low crown and princely jewellery inlaid with medium-size glass cabochons imitating coral and turquoise. His armbands, shin ornaments and shorter necklace have a triple-gem design (triratna).

17th century circa, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper with turquoise inlay, private collection, published on en-seercn.com

17th century circa, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper with turquoise inlay, private collection, published on en.seercn.com

A mixed-style figure with a two-piece flaming mandorla, large floral disc earrings and matching crown, necklaces and armbands showing just below his shawl, a flaming jewel on top of his chignon, the design of his anklets matching that of his bracelets.

17th century, same as before, photo by Sotheby's.

17th century, same as before, photo by Sotheby’s.

This one wears a celestial scarf with loops at elbow level and a dhoti with an incised border. The large flower at the front of his crown matches his earrings.

Same as before, at the British Museum in London (UK).

Same as before, at the British Museum in London (UK).

The longer necklace of this buddha has unusual beaded pendants inlaid with stones.

Same as before, published on hara-castor.com.

Same as before, published on castor-hara.com.

This above wears a dhoti richly incised with a floral motif, no anklets.

17th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy with glass inlay and pigment, private collection, photo by Koller.

17th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt copper alloy with glass inlay and pigment, private collection, photo by Koller.

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