A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA,  SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD
A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA,  SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD
A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA,  SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD
A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA,  SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD
A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA,  SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD
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PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD
Lot sold:25,200USD

Description

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD

十六國 銅鎏金佛坐像



the seated figure with a high ushinisha and straight hairline above elongated brows and eyes, dressed in a simple robe with symmetrical pleats along the shoulders and torso, supported on a throne flanked by rudimentary relief-cast lions, wood stand, Japanese wood box (5)


Height 3 in., 7.6 cm

Condition Report

Wear to gilding around the edges. The gilding on the back is mostly worn. Casting flaws visible to the surface.


鎏金邊緣稍有使用痕跡。背面鎏金大部分失。表面有鑄造瑕疵。


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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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Catalogue Note

This portable gilt-bronze statue of Shakyamuni represents one of the classic images of early Chinese Buddhist sculpture, and is one among a series of the earliest Chinese figures to incorporate the new iconography from votive images in India executed in the Gandharan and Guptan style. Among the largest and most impressive of these figures is the famous Buddha figure, dated 338, from the Avery Brundage Collection and now in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated in René-Yvon Lefebvre d’Argencé, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Sculpture: The Avery Brundage Collection, Tokyo, 1974, pl. 19.


A closely related gilt-bronze figure can be found in the Kuboso Memorial Museum of Art, illustrated in The Art of China: One Man's Eye, Kuboso Memorial Museum of Art, Izumi, 1984, cat. no. 90. Another similar example of larger size is illustrated in Arts of the Six Dynasties, Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Art, Osaka, 1975, cat. no. 3-151. Compare a similar figure from the collections of Sato Gengen and Sakamoto Gorō, respectively, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 5th October 2016, lot 3201.

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA,  SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD
PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION
A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA, SIXTEEN KINGDOMS PERIOD
Lot Closed