A gilt-bronze seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Qi - Sui dynasty

北齊至隋 鎏金銅釋迦牟尼佛坐像

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A gilt-bronze seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha
Northern Qi - Sui dynasty
北齊至隋 鎏金銅釋迦牟尼佛坐像

Height 5⅜ in., 13.6 cm.

PROVENANCE
Takashi Yanagi, Kyoto, April 2007.

來源
柳孝,京都,2007年4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
Saburo Matsubara, Chūgoku Bukkyō chōkokushi kenkyū : tokuni kondōbutsu oyobi sekkutsu zōzō igai no sekibutsu ni tsuite no ronkō, Kyoto, 1966, p. 215.
Seiko Murata, Sho Kondobutsu / The Charm of the Little Bronze Buddha, Tokyo, 2004, cat. no. 64.
Leopold Swergold, Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes, 2014, pl. 12.
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
松原三郎,《中國佛敎彫刻史研究 : 特に金銅仏及び石窟造像以外の石仏に就いての論考》,京都,1966年,頁215
村田靖子,《小金銅仏の魅力 : 中国・韓半島・日本》,東京,2004年,編號64
Leopold Swergold,《Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes》,2014年,圖版12
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 rare figure, first published by the renowned Japanese scholar Saburo Matsubara in 1966, depicts Shakyamuni Buddha seated in dhyanasana on an elaborate base with double lotus ring. His expression is beautifully conveyed in serene meditation. His robe, covering both shoulders, is draped over his left arm, with his left hand shown holding a section of the robe, resting on his left knee. Stylistically, the figure can be attributed to the Northern Qi or early Sui dynasty.
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