Lot 65. A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century; 29.5 cm, 11 5/8 in. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Lot sold £60,000 (€68,718). © Sotheby's.
seated in dhyanasana on an ungilded separately cast double-lotus pedestal base, with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti falling down over his crossed legs in undulous folds and opening at the chest to reveal elaborate jewellery, a celestial scarf around the shoulders and arms, the face with benevolent expression surmounted by an elaborate five-point diadem surrounding a high chignon.
Literature: Helmut Uhlig and Ulrich von Schroeder, Das Bild des Buddha, Berlin, 1979, p.177, pl.102.
Ulrich von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1981, p. 439, pl.117F.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 7 November 2018, 10:30 AM