A large bronze seated figure of Sakyamuni , Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 174. A large bronze seated figure of Sakyamuni , Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 38½ in. (98 cm.) highEstimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000Price realised GBP 169,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 

Cast with the figure holding his left hand before his chest and holding a scroll in his right, wearing ornate layered armour bound with cords and with monster-mask epaulettes at the shoulders, with a celestial scarf billowing above the shoulders and trailing down the sides, his leather helmet with a cloud-like ornament in front, the face well cast with crisp features.

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 11 May 2010