BRONZE SEATED FIGURE OF BUDDHA, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
Heavily cast and rendered in dhyanasana
pose, the serene and smiling figure with
downcast eyes and arched brows framing
the slightly rounded face surmounted by a
top knot comprised of tightly curled hair,
and above a pair of pendulous earlobes,
the figure dressed in long and loose robes
patterned with a simple floral design, all
raised on a double lotus plinth base,
height 12.6” — 32 cm.
Based on dated examples, the style of this
Buddha is characteristic of bronze
sculptures from the Jiajing (1522-1566) to
Longqing (1567-1572) reign periods.