About this object

Small bronze figure of Amitayus seated on a double lotus pedestal, in yogic or meditational pose. Both hands resting in lap, holding a vase with the nectar of long-life. Sprouting from the vase is a flowering Ashoka twig. He wears a large five-jewelled crown of the Bodhisattva, which is set with turquiose blue glass. Behind him there is a triple nimbus.

Likely used in a family shrine, taken on a pilgrimage, or for use in a ga'u.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Shigatse
  • Date made
    1897 before
  • Materials
    Bronze; Metal Gilt; Paste
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of John W Innes Wright
  • Collector
    John W Innes Wright
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Darjeeling
  • Date collected
    1897 before
  • Measurements
    68 mm x 40 mm x 20 mm; 2 11/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 13/16 in
  • Note
    Label attached reads 'Deposited by G.C Woolley. Jesselton, Borneo'. It is unclear if this reference relates to the figure, or if a label has been recycled.
  • Related people
    John W Innes Wright ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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