A gilt-bronze seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tang dynasty

唐 鎏金銅釋迦牟尼佛坐像

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A gilt-bronze seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha
Tang dynasty
唐 鎏金銅釋迦牟尼佛坐像

Height 4⅝ in., 11.7 cm.

PROVENANCE
Sotheby's New York, 22nd September 2005, lot 10.

來源
紐約蘇富比2005年9月22日,編號10

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. 16.
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16
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 intricately cast figure depicts Shakyamuni Buddha seated in dhyanasana with one hand resting upon the knee and the other raised in vitarka mudra. He sits on a high-waisted plinth cast with a band of crisply defined lotus petals, their pointed tips arcing upward to create rhythmic movement around the support. Small votive figures of the Teaching Buddha were popular during the mid-Tang dynasty. For similar examples, see a figure formerly in the Nitta Collection and now in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in The Crucible of Compassion and Wisdom. Special Exhibition Catalog of the Buddhist Bronzes from the Nitta Group Collection, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1985, cat. no. 69.
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