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

Estimate:

20,000 to - 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 to - 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

In overall good condition with minor losses to the extremities typical for the age and type including to the tips of the sash, headdress, and to the attribute once held in the raised hand. This figure was likely part of a larger composition of figures. With wear to the gilding, minor pitting, and minor verdipatination.


整體品相良好,邊緣、綬帶及頭冠有輕微小損,屬正常現象,右手原持法器也有小失。此見可能原為大件佛像其中配件。鎏金有使用痕跡,輕微侵蝕及青綠銅銹。


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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.

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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。

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


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《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