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A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF ANANDA, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF ANANDA, TANG DYNASTY

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF ANANDA, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

7,560

USD

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF ANANDA

TANG DYNASTY

唐 銅鎏金阿難尊者立像



finely cast, the youthful disciple standing with the hands in namaskara mudra, the head held high and the body erect with a simple draped kasaya exposing one shoulder, mounted to a modern stand, Japanese wood box (4)


Height 2⅞ in., 7.3 cm

In overall good condition with some expected minor wear to the surface and gilt, consistent with age.


整體品相良好,除了表面有輕微使用痕跡及鎏金有磨損,於年代相符。


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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。

This small figure of Ananda was likely part of a larger composition of figures, and, alongside his associate Kasyapa, would have been flanking a central Buddha figure. Such a composition can be seen in the gilt-bronze altar group from the Avery Brundage Collection, now preserved in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, attributed to the mid-Tang period, and illustrated in René-Yvon Lefebvre d’Argencé, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Sculpture: The Avery Brundage Collection, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, 1974, pl. 93, as well as in Hugo Munsterberg, Chinese Buddhist Bronzes, Tokyo, 1967, pl. 118. To the front right corner of the Brundage composition is a figure of a monk closely resembling the present example. Another similar gilt-bronze figure of a monk, attributed to the mid- to late 6th century, is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, gift of Harold G. Henderson, 1966, acc. no. 66.155.5. Compare as well a similar figure, once in the May Fook Wah Family Collection, subsequently in the collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978), and sold in these rooms, 20th March 2019, lot 551.