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

唐 鎏金銅尊者立像

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A gilt-bronze figure of a Buddhist disciple
Tang dynasty
唐 鎏金銅尊者立像

Height 3 in., 7.6 cm.

PROVENANCE
J.J. Lally & Co., New York, June 2010.

來源
藍理捷,紐約,2010年6月

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. 22.
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22
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 richly gilded figure depicts a young Buddhist disciple. His distinct characteristics, including the youthful face with a bald head, long earlobes and quiet countenance, positioned standing on a plain lotus pod, suggest that the figure may represent a youthful Ananda, the primary attendant of Shakyamuni Buddha. A similar example in Harvard Art Museum, bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop, (acc. no. 1943.53.66) is illustrated in Leopold Swergold, Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes, 2014, pl. 14.
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