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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BUDDHIST FIGURES FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CHANG FOUNDATION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANDI
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BUDDHIST FIGURES FORMERLY IN THE COLLECTION OF THE CHANG FOUNDATION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANDI
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANDI
QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
the heroic figure poised on a rectangular seat with the hands resting on the thighs, wearing a cloth cap above a knitted brow, the sleeves of the robe billowing out from beneath elaborate armor detailed with beast-masks incised at the epaulets and cast in relief at the belly, leafy scrolls incised at the hem, the back of the armor finely decorated with a lotus scroll, all raised on a square plinth with scrolled corners, the base sealed with a copper plate inscribed with a vishvavajra
Height 6 7/8  in., 17.3 cm
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Provenance

The Chang Foundation Collection.

Literature

Jintongfo zaoxiang tulu/Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Taipei, 1993, pl. 85.

Catalogue Note

Guan Yu, also called Guan Di and Guan Gong, is regarded as a hero from the period of the warring Three Kingdoms, as a Daoist deity, and as a Buddhist guardian. In Buddhism the guardian is worshipped as Jialan Zunzhe, and is traditionally located at the left lower corner of a Chinese altar, opposite the bodhisattva Skanda, or Weituo.

Bodies of Infinite Light Featuring an Important Collection of Buddhist Figures Formerly in the Collection of the Chang Foundation

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New York