Belle et grande figure de Bodhisattva en bronze Dynastie Ming, XVE siècle | 明十五世紀 銅菩蕯坐像 | A finely cast large bronze figure of Bodhisattva, Ming Dynasty, 15th century
30,000 - 40,000 EUR
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30,000 - 40,000 EUR
Collection Particulière Française
Belle et grande figure de Bodhisattva en bronze Dynastie Ming, XVE siècle
A finely cast large bronze figure of Bodhisattva, Ming Dynasty, 15th century
assise en vajraparyankasana sur un double socle lotiforme, les mains en varada et vitarka mudra tenant des tiges de fleurs de lotus s'épanouissant près des épaules et soutenant des attributs, tête de ruyi et rouleau, symbolisant le triratna et le prajnaparamita, vêtue d'un fin dhoti et richement parée de bijoux, le visage serein surmonté d'une couronne fleuronnée encadrant un chignon orné d'un joyau, scellées, socle en bois en forme de feuille de lotus
29,5 cm, 11⅝ in.
The figure, finely and heavily cast, is in good overall condition. The central tip of the crown has broken off and has been reattached. There is very minor wear to the surface. There are minor dents around the lower rim of the base. There are some light losses to the raised parts of the wood stand and the two stems of the main leaves have broken off.The base has been opened and is now sealed.
中文內容僅供參考, 請以英文原版為準。 整體品相良好，鑄造精細厚重。頭冠中間頂端斷裂經修復。器面見輕微磨痕，底座下沿見輕微撞痕，屬正常。木座突棱處見細小磕痕，兩葉枝破損。底板已開，經重封。
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The bodhisattva is seated in the meditation posture (vajraparyankasana) adorned with regal jewellery, and a billowing scarf draped over the shoulders and falling from the lower arms to the lotus pedestal below. The right hand, held in the teaching gesture (vitarka mudra), holds the stem of a lotus at the right shoulder with a ruyi head symbolising the Buddhist wish-fulfilling jewel (triratna): the flower at the left shoulder supports a scroll representing the Perfection of Wisdom sutra (prajnaparamita), suggesting the iconography of Manjushri, the Lord of Wisdom. The crown type, the beaded chain jewellery, the billowing scarf and the loosely draped robes are done in a stylistic continuum of early Ming sculptural traditions established in the Yongle (1403-1424) and Xuande period (1426-1435).
Unlike the early Ming examples the statue is not gilded: cf. a Chinese non-gilt copper alloy Avalokiteshvara with a Chenghua (1465-1487) reign mark at Poly International Auctions, Beijing, December 1, 2007, lot 979, see Michael Henss, Buddhist Art in Tibet, Ulm, 2008, p. 224, fig. 56: and a Chinese non-gilt copper alloy Tara from the second half of the 15th century sold in Sotheby’s Paris, 11 June 2019, lot 24. Close stylistic comparisons with the Chenghua Avalokiteshvara and the Sotheby’s Tara suggest that this example dates to the second half of the 15th century.