Tang Dynasty, The Six Arms Dorje Tsundi, H.50cm, 10kgs

The motif of flying fairies shown on the aureole conforms the genre of those appeared on the jade objects of the Tang dynasty ( such as the wooden Buddha statue in the National Palace Museum in Taipei)  . In addition, the appearance of baring the chest and exposing the arms confirms that of Buddha statue from Tibetan esoteric Buddhism. Four of the six arms of the statute are holding the wheel of the law, ax, main board, miniature Buddha set, the other two hands making mudra of meditation. The inscriptions on the back of aureole are identified that the statue is The Six Arms Dorje Tsundi Bodhisattva. Antiquity identification evidences consist of differential weathering, additive crystal, cleaving vein, deteriorate marking, dissolved pit and diffusive marking. Considering the workmanship, the jade quality, the cultural and historical elements, this pair of  Six Arms Dorje Tsundi  should be one the most precious objects to collect.

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Tang Dynasty Jade Bottle, H.25cm, W.6cm,D.4cm

 

Carved with white jade, the cover of the container has onion shape. At the neck of the container, there are two notched ears each has a loose ring. bbbBelow the ccears, there is incised line auspicious motif.  At the belly part,  there is low relief honeysuckle, the bottom has water lily. Both sides have the same motif. Based on the meaning of the water lily, this is container may be called the treasury bottle of the Guang-In.