Country Group: The Himalayas (Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia and Other)
A superb 15/16th C Tibetan Gilded bronze Buddha with very finely re-painted cold-gilt face. Mercury gilding is exquisite, as is quality of casting and finishing work. The incising work in the sash is another indication of the extreme care taken with this very special piece. The face was likely redone several times over its 500 year life. The base looks to have been re-consecrated in a temple by a monk in the traditional manner. The face, which shows through the cold-gilt, is one of the finest faces of all of the Tibetan bronze Buddhas from this period I have ever offered. I traded close to 50 Mongolian Thangkas just to get this one piece. Sits 6 inches tall. It's a personal favorite.