About this object

Gilt bronze Sino-Tibetan statue of Amitayus or Tsepame seated on a double lotus pedestal, in yogic or meditational pose. Both hands resting in lap, holding a elaborate vase or bowl decorated with pearl-like decoration. He wears a large five-jewelled crown of the Bodhisattva, the jewels are missing, but his Bodhisattva ornamanets still contain pearls, coral and small green stones. His hair flows over his shoulders, with it bound in gold thread to create two plaits and is piled on top of his head and finished with a gilt finial.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Coral; Bronze; Metal Gilt; White Metal; Pearl; Pigment; Turquoise
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    John S M Ward
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Date collected
    1914 - 1916
  • Measurements
    160 mm x 125 mm x 85 mm; 6 5/16 in x 4 15/16 in x 3 3/8 in
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre ( Owner); John S M Ward ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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