A gilt bronze figure of Luahan Kasyapa
Liao Dynasty, 11/12th century, China
遼代, 11/12世紀, 中國
Height: 24 cm, 9.45 inches
The richly gilded figure well-cast with a bald head and distinctive facial features, modelled with almond-shaped eyes above high cheekbones and a large prominent nose above thick pursed lips, the forehead with an urna, all framed by a pair of long pendulous earlobes , seated in vajraparyankasana with his hands held together in his lap in dhyanamudra, dressed in a voluminous robe draping elegantly over his shoulders and falling in loose folds over his crossed legs, cast with a square-shaped aperture at the reverse of the head.