14th century, Tibet, Amitayus (labelled Amitabha), gilt bronze (copper alloy) with turquoise inlay, photo by Auction Art Auction Art.
The vajra sceptre on the lotus base is often seen on sculptures of the historical buddha since it is related to an aspect of his life, yet the princely jewellery and the position of the hands correspond to Amitayus, i.e. Amitabha with a bodhisattva appearance.
Undated, Tibet, Ngari ,Tholing, (Amitayus), clay, at the northern main chapel of the Gyatsa, photo by E. Gershi, 1933, published on tugraz
The central image of the chapel depicts Amitayus, coiffed with a tall Kashmiri-style crown, holding a vase of longevity in both hands as usual.
Circa 15th century, Tibet, labelled ‘Akshobhya’, bronze with turquoise inlay, private collection, photo by 25 Blythe Road.
A puzzling character holding Amitayus’ s main attribute while calling Earth to witness with his right hand, a gesture done by Akshobhya and Shakyamuni. A lotus is fastened to his right arm.
His dhoti is decorated with a stippled lotus print.
15th century, Tibet, Amitayus, bronze with silver and turquoise inlay on an unrelated brass lotus base, is or was at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (France).
15th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt bronze, private collection, photo on Ravenel
Seated on a lotus base with alternate copper-inlaid petals, adorned with silver and turquoise-inlaid jewellery, his dhoti engraved with a foliate and floral pattern.
15th century, Tibet, Amitayus, gilt bronze (copper alloy with turquoise inlay), private collection, photo by Ravenel as above.
15th-16th century, Tibet, Amitayus, bronze (copper alloy), at the Zhol Village Museum in Lhasa (Tibet), photo by Petra Mueller on WHAV
18th century, Tibet, Amitayus, bronze (copper alloy) with cold gold, at the Tibet Museum in Lhasa (Tibet), photo by Verena Ziegler on WHAV
18th century, Tibet, buddha, bronze (brass), private collection, photo published on Live Auctioneers