Asian Art & Antiques
Gilt Bronze Asura, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period
A gilt-bronze statue depicting an Usnisa Vijaya, dating from the Yongle Period of the Ming dynasty. The eleven-headed eight-armed goddess stands atop a circular lotus base with incised borders, the eight arms raised. The eleven faces areexquisitely detailed in a meditative expression with eyes cast down, framed by long pendulous ears and crowned by jeweled tiaras surrounding a high chignon. Her main pair of hands is held in anjali mudra, the gesture of salutation; the other handsare held in kartari, karana, and varada, wearing an elaborate necklace and bejeweled bangles and holding various sacred Buddhist objects. Ming dynasty Yongle mark incised in the front of the lotus base.Dimensions are: 8 1/8 inches tall 4 1/4 inches wide; 20.6 cm tall X 10.8 cm wide. All measurements are approximate.
Sold for $22,500.00