Lot 554
  • 554

A BRONZE STELE OF SHAKYAMUNI AND PRABHUTARATNA BUDDHA NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, DATED TO THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE YONGPING PERIOD, CORRESPONDING TO 512 |

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
12,500 USD
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Description

cast in low relief with two Buddhas seated side by side against a flame-shaped mandorla, each deity dressed in voluminous robes, the pleats of the garment and flaming swirls on the mandorla all detailed with pronounced striations, the pointed apex decorated in low relief with a small Buddha, the reverse inscribed with an indistinct dedication and date of the fifth year of the Yongping period, corresponding to 512, wood plinth, Japanese wood box (4).

Provenance

Japanese Private Collection, Kansai, prior to World War II.
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