A gilt-bronze Buddhist triad, Northern Wei dynasty

北魏 鎏金銅一佛二菩薩立像

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A gilt-bronze Buddhist triad
Northern Wei dynasty
北魏 鎏金銅一佛二菩薩立像

Height 4⅜ in., 11.1 cm.

PROVENANCE
Vallin Galleries, 2010.

來源
Vallin Galleries,2010年

EXHIBITED
Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2017-2018.

展覽
《Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection》,休士頓美術館,休士頓,2017至2018年

LITERATURE
Leopold Swergold, Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes, 2014, pl. 6.
Beatrice Chan, "Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston", Arts of Asia, January/February 2018, pp 58-65.

出版
Leopold Swergold,《Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes》,2014年,圖版6
Beatrice Chan,〈Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston〉,《Arts of Asia》,2018年1至2月,頁58至65

This finely cast triad features a central Buddha with the hands in abhaya mudra flanked by a pair of devotees displaying anjali mudra. The group is framed by a powerful flaming mandorla and supported on a two-tiered four-legged platform. The modeling of the faces is evocative of the Hellenistic style so present on Gandharan sculpture and reveals the strong Indian influence still present on bronze Buddhist sculpture of the Northern Wei period.
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