790
790
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A DAOIST DEITY
MING DYNASTY, 15TH / 16TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
790
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A DAOIST DEITY
MING DYNASTY, 15TH / 16TH CENTURY
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A DAOIST DEITY
MING DYNASTY, 15TH / 16TH CENTURY
cast in a seated pose, one hand raised, once holding an attribute, the other resting on the knee, attired in voluminous robes, knotted at the waist with a braided cord and falling in crisp, rhythmic folds around the body, the tips of the shoes emerging from the drapery, the hair gathered up in a Daoist cap secured by a pin, the face well-articulated with arching brows over heavy-lidded downcast eyes, an aquiline nose, full lips drawn up in a quiet smile, and a long pointed beard, wood stand (2)
Height 8 in., 20.3 cm
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Provenance

French Private Collection, and thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

A closely related gilt-bronze figure identified as Laozi and dated to 1438 is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and illustrated in Denise Patry Leidy and Donna Strahan. Wisdom Embodied—Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2010, pl 38.

Important Chinese Art

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