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A fine and rare Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Vairocana, 14th century, the Dhyani Buddha elegantly seated in padmasana on a double-lotus throne, turning the wheel of the law, wearing an eight-leaf Crown, the hair in a high chignon, the elaborate jewellery of beaded necklaces finely inlaid with semi-precious stones, the large striking earrings inset with a single stone within bead work. This fine figure appears to belong to a group of gilt-bronze images that possess a number of unusual but similar attributes. It is surmised that they were the work of specialist Nawari artists, perhaps working in China during the 14th century, possibly in the Imperial Atelier, there are many features, even the soft and serene treatment of the face, that are reminiscent of the finest Chinese Buddhist images.
Oriental — Bronze