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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 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

to
- 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

There is evident loss to gilding with surface encrustation. The tip of the figure's right index finger is abraded.


鎏金大部分已失,表面有結晶。右食指有磨損。


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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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.


我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


準買家應該檢查每件拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為主觀看法而非事實陳述。雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

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.