161. A gilt and red lacquered wood figure of a Bodhisattva
A gilt and red lacquered wood figure of a Bodhisattva
China, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th century
Seated in vajrasana with his right hand in vitarkamudra, or the instruction gesture while the left rests on his lap. The Bodhisattva is clad in an undergarment secured with a ribbon knotted to the front and a mantle covering both shoulders, falling in large pleats over his legs. He is bejewelled, including an elaborate necklace consisting of pearls. His face has a serene expression with downcast eyes below slightly arched eyebrows, aquiline nose, smiling lips and elongated earlobes with large ear ornaments. His blue coloured hair dress and ushnisha once supported a tiara.
H. 27 cm