THREE SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF BODHISATTVAS, TANG DYNASTY
THREE SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF BODHISATTVAS
each modeled in a pose of royal ease with one arm resting on the raised knee, one holding holding a willow branch, one with the hands clasped together in prayer, and one holding a cintamani, each outfitted in an ornamented headdress, jewelry, sashes, and a draped dhoti, supported by a separately cast base and a pedestal, Japanese wood stands and box (11)
Height of tallest 2¼ in., 5.7 cm
All three figures are in overall good condition with some light malachite encrustation to the surface and very minor casting imperfections.The lotus pedestals are detachable.
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The two figures bearing attributes:
Sotheby's London, 5th December 1995, lot 26.