Metal statue, 8 in high. 4 3/4 in at widest part.
Relative was a friend of the Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh (Kaufmann Department Stores / Fallingwater). Over the years she acquired various gifts from the family. Not sure where the Asian artifacts came from other than she was told they were from a temple and brought home from abroad and given to her.
Thank you for contacting Mearto and I apologize for the delay. This is a Chinese or Tibetan bronze buddha in lotus position with gilt accents. There is a quatrefoil floral pattern on the base. Based on comparison with similar sculptures, it probably dates from the Qing dynasty. Below I have added links to hammer prices of similar pieces to give you an idea of the market. Prices vary based on provenance, intricacy and the buyer/seller. My estimate is based on these.
$2000, 11”, Qing
$13000, Qing, 19”, more elaborate
$16,000, Qing, 16”, more gilt
Unsold, est.3500-6500, 6”, Ming