An early Japanese bronze of the Amida Buddha

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Lot Description

An early Japanese bronze of the Amida Buddha, in Kamakura (12th-13thC) style, seated with hands in Mida no Jōin mudra. Rich brown patina with remnant gilding, high copper content base metal showing through on highpoints and face. Supple modelling with contoured robes falling from the broad rounded shoulders, the face with downcast eyes under delicately arched brows. H.440mm, W.335mm. Raised on a large, gnarled azalea root stand with natural and adzed finish. Provence: Ex. A Fendalton Christchurch estate where it remained with the family for at least the last 60 years