Global Art & Artifacts

Ming Dynasty Bronze Buddha Seated on Elephant, China

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Detail:  I acquired this from a fine arts gallery in Boston in 1999.  The gallery acquired it in the mid-1970s from an art dealer in China.   I don’t have any paperwork on it but the gallery told me that it was definitely from the Ming Dynasty and that it might have been lacquered at one time.  I don’t see any reesotericstuff.coming evidence of this but there is a deep dark green patina overall.  It is in good condition considering its age.  This is most likely Bodhisattva Samantabhadra.  The Buddha is seated on an elephant, a representation of overcoming obstacles, and a double lotus throne . . .  all common on Ming Dynasty bronze statues.

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