Sri Lanka Sculpture



 



A rare and fine silvered bronze standing Buddha solid-cast in one piece;  the Buddha displays the vitarka mudra with the right hand while the left hand holding the robe at the side;  the garment is rendered with elaborate undulating folds with samghati over the left shoulder;  urna mark on forehead with alert face framed by the long ear lobes and curled hair, surmounted by siraspata; 12.5 inches (31.8 cm) high;  bronze;  18th century;  late Kandyan Period;  Sri Lanka.

Provenance:  a private collection in Denver, Colorado.










A rare and fine gilt bronze Buddha seated in samadhi on a triangular plinth, solid-cast in one piece;  the Buddha displays both hands in meditation;  the garment is rendered with elaborate undulating folds with sanghati over the left shoulder;  urna mark on forehead with benign facial expression,  framed by the long ear lobes and curled hair, surmounted by siraspata; 8 inches (20.3 cm) high; bronze;  18th century;  Kandyan Period;  Sri Lanka. 

Provenance:  an important collection from Phoenix, Arizona.  



 

Last updated 06/16/2003  Zhou Yi