A RARE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURE, TANG DYNASTY
5,000 - 7,000 USD
A RARE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURE
Height 3¼ in., 8.6 cm
Overall in good condition. A minor loss above the lotus and possibly another to the tip of the head. Expected wear to gilding.
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E.A. Strehlneck, Shanghai, 1928.
American Private Collection.
Compare a related Tang dynasty gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, illustrated in Matsubara Saburo, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: A study based on bronze and stone statues other than works from cave temples, Tokyo, 1966, pl. 267 (b). See also a gilt-bronze figure of Buddha bearing a very similar treatment of drapery, formerly in the collections of A.D. Brankston, Mrs. W.H. Roberts and Dr. Ip Yee, sold twice by Sotheby's: first in our London room, 15th December 1981, lot 29, and then in our Hong Kong room, 19th November 1984, lot 17.