Chinese Gilt Bronze Buddha
Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644
14.5 in.(37cm), W 9.5 in.(24cm), D 6 in.(15cm)
Weight: 7.5 Kg. Condition: very good!
heavily cast Ming Bronze Buddha statue portrays Quan Yin eyes down cast in deep
meditation. She is the mother and compassionate bodhisattva on earth for all sentient
beings. The Lotus Sutra
is believed to be the earliest literature about the doctrines of Quan Yin. The
Sutra describes Quan Yin as a bodhisattva who can transform into male or female.
Here her hair is gracefully swept up into an elegant chignon, set under a Amitabha
Buddha floral crown, the
bodhisattva’s hands are locked in the mudra of concentration, sitting in meditation
on a lotus pedestal, she wears a sharply defined necklace, and long robes that
sumptuously grace the figure with flowing symmetry, as in Chinese
traditional depiction of Quan Yin since the Tang periods. Thus the
of the goddess shines through the centuries; and this
gorgeous Ming bronze has retained its spiritual essence of the beloved bodhisattva.