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A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA, TANG DYNASTY

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MAITREYA

TANG DYNASTY

唐 銅鎏金彌勒佛坐像


the Buddha seated with the raised hand in abhaya mudra, dressed in a simple robe with voluminous fabric draped over the edge of the seat, the deity framed by an openwork mandorla of scrolling arabesques, all supported below by a waisted and stepped pedestal base encircled with lotus petals, the foot with two extended tangs, modern stand, Japanese wood box (5)


Height 4 in., 10.2 cm

In overall good condition. The mandorla is stabilized with glue. The securing pin is likely a later replacement. Some areas of minor malachite encrustation and expected light wear to the surface and gilt, consistent with age.


整體品相良好。背光經黏固。固定銷子為後配。小部分有青綠色銅銹結晶,表面有正常細微使用痕跡與年代相符。


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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.

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A similar gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, a central figure of a triptych and with the legs pendent, attributed to the Tang and with a related mandorla, is preserved in the Idemitsu Collection and illustrated in Ancient Chinese Arts in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1989, pl. 345. Compare a similar Tang period gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya Buddha illustrated in Saburo Matsubara, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: A study based on bronze and stone statues other than works from cave temples, Tokyo, 1966, pl. 266d, with a similar design but lacking the mandorla. Another example, with a more elaborate but related mandorla, was sold at Christie's New York, 2nd December 1986, lot 347.