A gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty

隋 鎏金銅菩薩立像

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Agilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva
Sui dynasty
隋 鎏金銅菩薩立像

銘文:
開皇二年七月十五日佛弟子趙回洛為息明和息天□造象一區

Height 4 in., 10.2 cm.

PROVENANCE
Collection of Paul Manheim (1905-1999)
Sotheby's New York, 16th September 2009, lot 112 (part lot).

來源
Paul Manheim(1905-1999)收藏
紐約蘇富比2009年9月16日,編號112(其一)

EXHIBITED
Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1970-2009 (on loan).

展覽
布魯克林博物館,紐約,1970至2009年(借展)

LITERATURE
Leopold Swergold, Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes, 2014, pl. 11.

出版
Leopold Swergold,《Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes》,2014年,圖版11

This sensitively cast figure depicts a bodhisattva with outstretched arms, standing on a waisted columnar pedestal. His serene smile set in a contemplative expression. The finely incised details, especially on the flaming mandorla, are key elements of early Sui sculptural style, before the gradual transition to the rounded volumes and clinging drapery of the Tang.
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