A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tang dynasty

唐 鎏金銅觀世音菩薩立像

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A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara
Tang dynasty
唐 鎏金銅觀世音菩薩立像

Height 6 in., 15.3 cm.

PROVENANCE
Kyushiu Collection, Japan.
Ikeda, 1975.
M. Kumazawa, Tokyo, 1980.

來源
Kyushiu收藏,日本
Ikeda,1975年
M. Kumazawa,東京,1980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. 27.

出版
Leopold Swergold,《Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes》,2014年,圖版27

This crisply cast figure depicts the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara standing in tribhanga in sumptuous dress, with fluttering scarves, a long dhoti and elaborate jewelry. It lacks the traditional small figure of Amitabha in the crown, but the presence of the kundika in the left hand identifies the subject as Avalokiteshvara. A similar figure in the Takenouchi Collection, Tokyo, is illustrated in Osvald Siren, Chinese Sculpture, vols I - II, Bangkok, 1998, pl. 418B, where it is attributed to the high Tang period.
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