A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
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PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA, LIAO DYNASTY

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA, LIAO DYNASTY

Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 USD
Lot sold:988,000USD

Description

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA

LIAO DYNASTY

遼 銅鎏金大日如來佛坐像



beautifully cast, the seated deity in vajraparyankasana with the hands in the 'fist of widsom' or 'lightning' mudra, crowned with a tall diadem with the five Tathagata Buddhas set in medallions relief-cast over a ground of incised scrollwork and tied with streaming sashes, a rock crystal or glass urna inset above demilune brows, half-closed bowed eyes, and an aquiline nose, the body adorned in elaborate jewelry and draped robes, supported by a blossoming lotus throne raised on a faceted and stepped pierced octagonal base, covered overall in a rich gilding, Japanese wood box (5)


Height 8⅝ in., 21.9 cm

Condition Report

In overall good condition. With wear to the gilding and scratches in scattered areas especially in the lap, shoulders, crown and hair. The tip of a lotus petal on the back base has been reduced, and a hole next to it indicates possible missing mandorla. A 1cm to the lower edge of the stand. 


整體品相良好。表面有使用痕跡及刮痕,尤其見大腿、肩部、頭冠及髪。背面一蓮瓣經磨減,旁有一小孔顯示可能原有背光現已失。座下方邊緣有1公分。


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Exhibited

Gilt Bronze Buddhas in Sui-Tang Dynasty, Kuboso Memorial Museum, Izumi, 1993, cat. no. 133.


展覽

《隋唐時代の金銅仏》,和泉市久保惣記念美術館,1993年,編號133

A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA,  LIAO DYNASTY
PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF VAIROCANA, LIAO DYNASTY
Lot Closed