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

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD
Lot sold:50,400USD

Description

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA

TANG DYNASTY

唐 銅鎏金菩薩坐像


beautifully cast, posed in lalitasana with the body adorned in tiers of torques, ornamental bands, and a long, sweeping body chain, the fleshy torso with a defined waist above a low-slung dhoti draped in cascading folds about the legs and over the lotus seat, a smaller blossom supporting the pendent foot, all raised on a cylindrical standard issuing scrolling arabesque branches and further lotus pods, mounted on a modern stand, Japanese wood box (4)


Height 5⅝ in., 14.3 cm

Condition Report

The figure was likely once part of a composition of figures. Most of both hands lost, and losses to the headdress and coiffure, and proper right knee and foot. The back with traces of an aperture for a mandorla and the jewelry likely once with inlays, now lost. With typical wear and surface scratches. Minor losses to the arabesque branch support. With verdipatination and encrustation.


此尊可能原為更大尊佛像配件之一。雙手大部分已失,頭冠、髪、右膝及右足有失。背部有孔可能原為背光及珠寶連接部分,現已失。表面正常使用痕跡及刮痕。藤蔓部分小失。表面有青綠銅銹及結晶。


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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.

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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 24th March 1998, lot 530.


來源

紐約蘇富比1998年3月24日,編號530

Catalogue Note

Compare a similar gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, also seated with the hands in similar positions and with similar treatment of the garments and drapery, raised on a related stand, illustrated in Arts of the Sui and Tang Dynasties, Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Art, Osaka, 1977, cat. no. 3-67.

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