View 1 of Lot 584. A BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA,  FIVE DYNASTIES, WUYUE KINGDOM.
View 1 of Lot 584. A BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA,  FIVE DYNASTIES, WUYUE KINGDOM.
584

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA, FIVE DYNASTIES, WUYUE KINGDOM

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA, FIVE DYNASTIES, WUYUE KINGDOM

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA, FIVE DYNASTIES, WUYUE KINGDOM

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

163,800

USD

A BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA

FIVE DYNASTIES, WUYUE KINGDOM

五代 吳越國 銅菩薩坐像



well cast with the torso erect, the lower half of the body in siddhasana, the proper right hand raised and once holding an attribute, the other lowered with the palm facing up, the hair piled high in a chignon and swept back from the face, a small urna incised above a peaceful and stern facial expression, the body draped in robes with upswept sleeves and a dhoti gathered at the waist, the deity framed by an openwork mandorla surmounted by a seated Buddha above two overlapping floral medallions bordered by patterned rings issuing flames, the bodhisattva seated on a lotus blossom, further raised by a pierced hexafoil tier raised on six paw feet, all supported by a stepped and tiered conforming base terminating in scalloped bracket feet, modern stand, Japanese wood box (6)


Height overall 11½ in., 29.2 cm

Sotheby's London, 17th December 1996, lot 178.


來源

倫敦蘇富比1996年12月17日,編號178