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Published 19th c. Buddha ex-Hollywood Star- Anthony Quinn's Collection! STUNNING Tibetan Amitayus cast brass statue Buddha w/ COA & Provenance

Regular price $7,250.00 USD
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Published Piece-(see below) From late Hollywood Star's Anthony Quinn's personal collection! Beautiful 19th Century cast-brass Tibetan Minor abrasions and tarnishing to surfaces, with light encrustations within some recessed areas. Nice preservation to finer details and great patina throughout. . This stunning artifact from Central Asia, Tibet has amazing detail. Moving piece displays Amitayus Buddha, seated on an integral lotus plinth, cross-legged in meditation, while holding an intricate ambrosia vessel known as the kalasha. Buddha presents wearing a flowing skirt and a thin arm shawl as well as necklaces, bracelets, elaborate earrings, and an enormous, bejeweled crown. His eyes are cast downwards beneath sweeping brows and a central urna, with incised nostrils, full lips, and C-shaped ears comprising the remainder of his face. The kalasha holds an elixir of eternal life, the amrita, and the leaves that point over the sides are from the sacred Ashoka tree. Fine layers of patina cover the surfaces of this attractive statue! Size: 10.9" W x 15.9" H (27.7 cm x 40.6 cm)

Piece is Published in "Anthony Quinn's Eye: A Lifetime of Creating and Collecting Art" by Donald Kuspit, Jay Parini, and Tom Roberts (Bristol, Rhode Island: Bristol House Press, 2004), page 159.

The Amitayus is an aspect of the Buddha that is symbolic of everlasting life. The jewelry and crown indicate a heavenly and divine form that is characteristic of a bodhisattva. Devotion towards this Buddha and meditation would prolong the worshiper's life and bring about good health. Amitayus is associated with Amitabha, the Buddha of infinite light, and often these two names are used interchangeably.

Condition: Minor abrasions and tarnishing to surfaces, with light encrustations within some recessed areas. Nice preservation to finer details and great patina throughout.

Provenance: Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from very well respected gallery that deals in Antiquities where it was purchased. Further: ex-private collection of actor Anthony Quinn and his wife Katherine, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA acquired prior to 2000.

(Bio from Artemis Galleries): Mr. Quinn appeared in more than 180 films in his 55-year career and his work brought him to exotic locations across the globe. His lifelong passion for collecting art fueled his creativity and helped bring to life some iconic characters like Zorba the Greek, Paul Gaugin in Lust for Life, Auda Abu Tayi in Lawrence of Arabia and hundreds more. Some of his favorite filming locations were in Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Mexico and the deserts of North Africa and the Middle East. Quinn collected art and artifacts from various cultures and eras, fueling this passion with his sincere curiosity, intelligence, and boundless energy.

Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction houses-Guaranteed Authentic

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