Buddhist Art and Porcelains from Private Collections
CHI. Gilt Bronze Medicine Buddha w/ Stand, Ming
A Chinese gilt bronze Medicine Buddha or Bhaishajyaguru dating from the Ming dynasty. The statue comes with a metal stand in two parts: a stylized lotus pedestal and a fenced stand with feet. Medicine Buddha himself sits in dhyanasanawith his right hand holding an arura fruit and his left hand in dhyana mudra, perhaps originally holding a bowl. He wears a thick lotus-bordered robe over both shoulders and a dhoti. There is a Buddhist cross incised on his bare chest.Dimensions are: 13 inches tall X 6 inches wide, 33 cm X 15.2 cm. Weight: 3850 grams (with stand). All measurements are approximate.