A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF MAITREYA, TIBET 14TH/15TH CENTURY
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A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF MAITREYA
TIBET 14TH/15TH CENTURY
Height 6 ⅝ in. (17 cm)
the deity seated in vajraparyankasana on a double lotus throne with beaded edge, the right hand in abhaya mudra, the gesture of reassurance, wearing lavish gem-set bodhisattva jewelry, the deity's attribute of the water flask raised on a lotus above the left shoulder, the high chignon surmounted by a stupa and encircled by a five-point diadem
Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13690.
Acquired in India or Nepal, circa 1970s