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Works of Art & Other Collectibles Works of Art & Other Collectibles Gilt Bronze Figure - Seated AMITABHA
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From the private collection of Mrs. Sumitra Devi Birla of Kolkata, who inherited it from her late husband Mr. Gajanan Birla, who bought it from an auction in the early 1960s.
The sale proceeds from this lot will go to a charity in memory her husband and son Mr. Madhukar Birla.
A very rare and fine gilt bronze figure of Amitabha seated in dhynasana on a stepped throne, hands in a bhumisparsamudra holding the kalasha, clad in a elaborate patchwork sanghati incised with floral motifs, the face with heavy-lidded eyes, elongated ear lobes, the hair in tight curls pulled over usnisha and topped with a knop, surmounted by finial backed by a foliate torana, flanked on either side with Tara / Devi seated in a dhyanasana on a stepped throne, the primary hands in anjalimudra the upper two in tarjanimudra, clad in a dhoti with incised patterning adorned with various ornaments, head secured with an elaborate tiara and finial backed by a foliate torana.
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