Far East, Tibet, ca. 19th / early 20th century CE. Large gilded bronze statue depicting the founder of Buddhism in Tibet, elaborate dress of a head of a monastery; incised floral décor all over his Robe. He is shown holding a Vajra / Dorje in his right hand and a Flask of Amrit / Divine nectar in his left . Around his neck are jewels and his ears showcasing large jewel-encrusted ear ornaments. On his head he wears the ceremonial cap of a head of a Monastery. He’s sitting in a half Lotus Seat position on a lotus base. Size: 12"H x 10"W.
Provenance: Ex-private German collection, ex Johnson collection
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Age wear, seal missing, otherwise excellent condition.