PROPERTY FROM A DANISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A BRONZE SEATED FIGURE OF SHAKYAMUNI
MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
seated in dhyanasana, with his right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, his left hand in dhyana mudra, wearing a diaphanous robe with incised floral borders, the face with a serene expression
Height 24.6 cm, 9¾ in.
There are scattered holes and losses, including to areas underneath left armpit, behind the left shoulder and below the left foot. There is a casting flaw to the bottom left of the figure (ca. 4 cm). Some losses to the hair and surface wear are visible.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Collection of Astrid Ibsen-Sørensen (1892-1987), collected in China before 1936.
In the family by descent.