A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA,  NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA,  NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA,  NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA,  NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA,  NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY
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PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA, NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY

Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA, NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY

Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD

Description

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA

NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY

北魏 銅鎏金彌勒佛坐像



the Buddha of the Future seated with the hands held in abhaya and varada mudra, the smiling face and topknot backed by an integral circular mandorla of incised flames radiating from a central flower, all raised on an integral rectangular base, modern stand, Japanese wood box (5)


Height 2⅝ in., 6.6 cm

Condition Report

The back of the rectangular base with an approx. 0.4 cm wide indentation to the bottom edge. Otherwise, the figure is in overall good condition with occasional areas of minor malachite encrustation and some expected light wear to the surface and gilt, consistent with age.


底座背面下方見0.4公分凹處,除此之外整體品相良好,見少許青綠銅銹結晶及表面輕微使用痕跡及鎏金磨損,與年代相符。


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Catalogue Note

Circular mandorla are not commonly seen in surviving Northern Wei bronze sculpture, and are more commonly seen in stone sculpture of the Northern dynasties. Another example of a bronze figure of Maitreya with an integral circular mandorla, also with incised flames, attributed to the Northern Wei period, is illustrated in Gilt-bronze Buddhas of the Six Dynasties Period, Kuboso Memorial Museum of Art, Izumi, 1991, cat. no. 87.

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA,  NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY
PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SEATED MAITREYA, NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY
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