A gilt-bronze figure of a Buddhist devotee, Tang dynasty

唐 鎏金銅供養人立像

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A gilt-bronze figure of a Buddhist devotee
Tang dynasty
唐 鎏金銅供養人立像

Height 3⅛ in., 8 cm.

來源
藍理捷,紐約,2009年

PROVENANCE
J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 2009.

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. 23.
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23
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 figure, in which the original gilding is unusually well preserved, depicts a female Buddhist devotee standing with hands held in anjali mudra. Her delicate face is set in an expression of serene contemplation, her hair tied in a boat-shaped top knot. The rectangular tang that projects from the base would have allowed the figure to be inserted into a slot on the original platform. Another gilt-bronze figure of similar size and form is illustrated in Chinese Art from the Ferrris Luboshez Collection, University of Maryland Art Gallery, Baltimore, 1972, pl. 106.
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