19th Century Jeweled Gilt Bronze Indra Antique Tibetan Nepal Buddha Statue 帝释天
Regular price $2,800.00
Antique Tibetan / Nepali Buddha Statue
King of Gods Indra 帝释天
Dharma Protector King
Origin: Nepal or Tibet. Circa: 18th- 19th Century
H 10.5 in. (26.7cm), W 9 in. (23cm), D 6 in. (15cm)
Condition: minor imperfections, overall very good!
Indra is the supreme deity in the ancient Vedic tradition. He is regarded as the lord of seven heavens, the god of war, and as the god of rain and thunderstorms; he is the Guardian of the east, the Dharmapala Vajrapani who embodies the power of the Five Dhyani Buddhas, as the protector of the Dharma and the historical Buddha. Indra is known as Sakka in Jainism and Buddhism (Chinese: Dishitian, Japanese: Taishakuten), and represented as the Heavenly Jade Emperor in Taoism. Indra is seated in royal ease with legs pendant, his extended right arm rested gently above one knee, to his left a vajra on a large lotus in hand, his arm reaches down by the leaning torso. He is wearing a finely carved large crown decorated with jewels around a Garuda emblem, his face lightly turning to the left, in complex configurations, the figure is accomplished in a natural poise with a living quality-- as his countenance expressing majestic omniscience that emanates the divine grace with a powerful presence, he seems to be moving when seen from changing angles.
The copper gilded bronze is aged and darkened luxuriantly, harmonized with ornamented laid-on carvings gilded in pure gold, and jeweled with turquoise and carnelian stones for the armbands, earrings, necklaces and crown. The statue is cast in solid and weight five pounds. Superb artistry with great care taken in every detail; leaving no doubt that this is a rare work of skill and integrity. A smaller Indra on Christies