446
446

PROPERTY FROM AN EAST ASIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF CANDA VAJRAPANI
YUNNAN, NANZHAO KINGDOM, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 350,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
446

PROPERTY FROM AN EAST ASIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF CANDA VAJRAPANI
YUNNAN, NANZHAO KINGDOM, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 350,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese ‎Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection

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A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF CANDA VAJRAPANI
YUNNAN, NANZHAO KINGDOM, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY
cast standing in alidhasana over a prostrate figure, the right arm raised clutching a vajra, skirted with a garment and a string of skulls around the waist, the upper body adorned with a naga and long billowing scarf around the shoulders, the ferocious face with bulging eyes and an opened mouth revealing bared fangs, the flaming hair surmounted by a crown of skulls
13.2 cm, 5 1/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Another similar bronze figure of Canda Vajrapani of the same size in the collection of the Jokhang, Lhasa, is illustrated in Ulrich von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, Vol. II, Tibet and China, Hong Kong, 2001, p. 768, 182A-B, where he identifies this group of powerfully modelled sculptures as being made in the Nanzhao Kingdom, current day Yunnan province, in the 9th century. It shares distinct similarities with the rock-sculptures of the Shizhongshan area. Compare also another example illustrated in Li Kunsheng, Nanzhao daliguo diaoke huihua yishu, Yunnan, 1999, no. 283, pl. 264.

Chinese ‎Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection

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Hong Kong