A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN,  TANG DYNASTY
 A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN,  TANG DYNASTY
 A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN,  TANG DYNASTY
 A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN,  TANG DYNASTY
 A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN,  TANG DYNASTY
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PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD
Lot sold:47,880USD

Description

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN

TANG DYNASTY

唐 銅鎏金天王立像



standing with the proper right hand raised, the fingers splayed and likely once holding an attribute, the other lowered and holding a knotted club firmly in front of the body, the hair in wild upward-oriented tufts above a fiercely modeled face with bushy brows, bulging eyes and mouth agape with fangs, the muscular body outfitted in belted short trousers, modern stand, Japanese wood box (5)


Height 4¾ in., 12 cm

Condition Report

With seven fingers and additional fingertips missing. Some hair tips with small losses. With surface wear and verdipatination. Small posts have been soldered to the undersides of the feet. A repaired break at the top of the club.


七指及些許指尖已失。髪尖也有小失。表面有使用痕跡及青綠銅銹。足下方有重新焊接小柱支撐。拐仗上方原有斷經修。


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Provenance

Collection of James (1913-1990) and Marilyn (1925-2019) Alsdorf.

Sotheby's New York, 23rd-24th March 1998, lot 529 (part lot).


來源

詹姆斯(1913-1990)及瑪麗蓮(1925-2019)阿爾斯多夫伉儷收藏

紐約蘇富比1998年3月23至24日,編號529(其一)

Literature

Hugo Munsterberg, Chinese Buddhist Bronzes, Tokyo, 1967, pl. 89.


出版

Hugo Munsterberg,《Chinese Buddhist Bronzes》,東京,1967年,圖版89

Catalogue Note

Compare other gilt-bronze guardian figures attributed to the Tang dynasty, illustrated in Saburo Matsubara, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: A study based on bronze and stone statues other than works from cave temples, Tokyo, 1966, pls 254a-d. A pair of gilt-bronze figures of guardians attributed to the Tang, also with muscular bodies and similar poses, and with long studded clubs and spears, was sold in these rooms, 22nd September 2004, lot 15.

 A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN,  TANG DYNASTY
PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN, TANG DYNASTY
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