A BRONZE VOTIVE FIGURE OF BUDDHA NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, TAIHE PERIOD
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Another bronze votive figure cast with a similar mandorla, with a cyclical date corresponding to 484, in Boxing County Museum, Shandong, is illustrated in Zhongguo meishu quanji. Diaosu bian [The complete collection of Chinese art: Sculptures], vol. 3, Beijing, 1988, pl. 91; and another lacking the dedicatory inscription, is offered in this sale, lot 3205.