A Large Gilt Bronze Figure Of Buddha. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Christies Image Ltd 2012

The meditative figure with tightly curled hair and downcast eyes is cast seated in dhyanasanawith the right hand held in bhumisparsamudra, the loose flowing robes open at the bare chest reveal the buddhist swastika, wan, the edges of the robes and the ribboned undergarment are detailed with lotus heads and scrolling foliage. 20¼ in. (51.6 cm.) high - Estimate £25,000 - £35,000

Provenance: From a private UK collection.
Sold at Christie's South Kensington, 11 May 2005, lot 622.

Christie's. Chinese. 9 November 2012. London, South Kensington