View 1 of Lot 599. A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN,  TANG DYNASTY.
View 1 of Lot 599. A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN,  TANG DYNASTY.
599

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN, TANG DYNASTY

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

56,700

USD

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN

TANG DYNASTY

唐 銅鎏金天王立像



the figure cast in full body armor stepping on a small kneeling figure, with a high topknot, fierce expression, curly mustache and shorn beard, the celestial sashes billowing about the body, all raised on an integral naturalistic base, mounted on a modern stand, Japanese wood box (3)


Height 3¼ in., 8.3 cm

Shitsuyubushō [All With Buddha Nature], Kosetsu Museum of Art, Kobe, 2017, cat. no. I-13. 


展覽

《悉有仏性》,香雪美術館,神戶,2017年,編號I-13

Compare a related bronze figure of a guardian standing atop a demon, from the collection of Langdon Warner, attributed to the Tang dynasty, illustrated in Chinese Buddhist Bronzes: A Loan Exhibition, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1950, cat. no. 89