View 1 of Lot 592. A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA,  TANG DYNASTY.
View 1 of Lot 592. A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA,  TANG DYNASTY.
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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

25,000 - 30,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA, TANG DYNASTY

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

25,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

31,500

USD

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA

TANG DYNASTY

唐 銅鎏金彌勒佛坐像



crisply cast, seated with the proper right hand raised in the fear-allaying abhaya mudra, the head and face beautifully rendered with a peaceful countenance, the body dressed in generous robes secured around the waist and draped over the seat in voluminous pleats and folds, the back of the head with an aperture for a mandorla, wood stand, Japanese wood box (5)


Height 4⅞ in., 12.4 cm

Saburo Matsubara, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: A study based on bronze and stone statues other than works from cave temples, Tokyo, 1966, pl. 236d.


出版

松原三郎,《中国仏教彫刻史研究》,東京,1966年,圖版236d

Compare similar gilt-bronze figures of seated Maitreya Buddha attributed to the Tang: one with a mandorla aperture cast to the back of the body, preserved in the Sano Art Museum, Mishima, also illustrated in Saburo Matsubara, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: A study based on bronze and stone statues other than works from cave temples, Tokyo, 1966, pls 294b-c, and another with a high pedestal base, illustrated in ibid, pl. 294a. Another similar figure from a Japanese private collection was exhibited in the Special Exhibition: Gilt Bronze Buddhist Statues from Eastern Asia, Yamato Bunkakan, Nara, 1999, cat. no. 34, and sold in these rooms, 21st September 2006, lot 117.