"Very Big Bronze Standing Buddha (maitreya?) - 56 Cm. High"Very big and impressive bronze standing Buddha (Maitreya?), with traces of gilding (please note that the legs are covered with a patinated but still well preserved gilding). Extremely rare and outstanding size (56 cm. high), good quality of the details, superb face. Classic example from West Tibet or Nepal, emulating a very ancient prototype, this masterpiece could be attributed to the late phase of Qing dynasty, but surely is not a contemporary copy, nor a fake. Atop the head, the usnisa opens, probably to house some ritual scrolls, today missing. The photos are enough to judge all about it, even if in person this wonderful sculpture is much darker and more patinated that what is possible to catch in the photos (it shines bright in every light, only in person in possible to get the right color and presence).
Western Himalayas or Nepal, 19th century.
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