An Imperial Parcel Gilt Copper Alloy Figure of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736-1795)

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An Imperial Parcel Gilt Copper Alloy Figure of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi, Qianlong Mark and Period (1736-1795)

清 乾隆 官造局部鎏金铜「乾隆敬装」刻款胜乐金刚像

The two deities in yab-yum with the four-headed Chakrasamvara standing in alidhasana and trampling two figures, his twelve arms holding various implements, the first of his four wrathful faces gazing into the face of his consort Vajravarahi, all supported on a lotus pedestal inscribed 'Qianlong Jing Zhuang' (Respectfully consecrated during the Qianlong reign).
胜乐金刚,亦名上乐金刚、上乐王佛,是藏密中无上瑜伽部的母续本尊。此胜乐金刚像为标准的双身四面十二臂形象。尊父以寂忿相凝视尊母,以双运相威姿态立于莲台上,表现出和合而无欲的极高境界,也是金刚乘佛教艺术中最精致的造像主题之一。两位主尊的组合,体现了藏传佛教和密宗瑜伽的最高理想:智慧与慈悲的完美结合
height 7.8 in — 19.8 cm


June 29, 2023

Estimate $15,000-$20,000

Realised: $29,520

The dark copper and bronze alloy with partial gilt is reminiscent of Qianlong period sculptures created for Tibetan Buddhist pantheon (Liu pin fo lou) at the Forbidden City. 此尊或为清宫重要佛堂建筑’六品佛楼'(妙吉祥大宝楼)二层所藏

Compare with bronzes bearing similar marks from Bonhams Hong Kong, November 30, 2022, lot 1044; and Christie’s New York, March 23, 2012, lot 1796.
同乾隆时期《乾隆敬裝》刻款小型立佛请参考香港邦瀚斯2022年11月30日,拍品编号1044;另一例大型清乾隆御制局部鎏金铜多罗菩萨坐像《大清乾隆年敬裝》刻款售于纽约佳士得2012年3月23日,拍品编号1796,售价USD 842,500美金

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