Four Armed Avalokiteshvara Chenrezig 19th Century Tibeto Chinese Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
Regular price $1,200.00
Antique Chinese Gilt Bronze Statue
Origin: China, Circa: 19th Century
H 5.75 in. (14.5cm), W 4 in. (10cm), D 2.75 in. (7cm)
Condition: very good!
A 19th century gilded bronze four-armed Avalokiteshvara Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. He is seated in padmasana full lotus position, and wearing a diaphanous dhoti gathered in pleats, radiating with vitality in his youthful contours, his upper two arms are raised in graceful movements, with delicately modeled fingers displaying two vitarka teaching mudras, while two main hands are clasped in a namaskara adoration mudra that symbolizing the four immeasurables: immeasurable loving-kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.
Lost wax cast, hand traced on hot metal for much of the finer details, with delicate necklaces and flowing scarves lending a deep symmetric harmony to the upright posture. This is a deeply contemplative statue that renders the still, vibrant compassion inner state of realized bodhicitta into an elegantly articulated form. Chenrezig is considered the patron bodhisattva of Tibet. The Dalai Lamas and Karmapas are believed to be emanations of Avalokiteshvara. The statue has been consecrated and sealed with a viswa vajra copper plate.