About this object

Bronze statue of Amitayus seated on a double lotus pedestal, in yogic or meditational pose. Both hands resting in lap, vase missing. He wears the jewellery (most stones have been removed) and elaborate five-jewelled crown of the Bodhisattva. He is finely detailed, clothing particularly, sash details to sides of knees appears stylized and rigid, characteristic floating fabric around arms, suggests Chinese influence. Based is sealed and covered in red pigment, a circular seal is inprinted into pigment at centre, possibly treasury or owner's seal.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Glass; Bronze; Gilt Metal; Pigment; Turquoise
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Mrs Stopford
  • Collector
    Guy Stopford
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date collected
    1907-10
  • Measurements
    165 mm x 103 mm x 80 mm; 6 1/2 in x 4 1/16 in x 3 1/8 in
  • Related people
    Guy Stopford (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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