Two standing bronze Buddhas Ayutthaya style, probably 19th century | 或為十九世紀 阿瑜陀耶式銅佛立像兩尊
Property from the collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979) | Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979) 先生珍藏
Property from the collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979)
Two standing bronze Buddhas
Ayutthaya style, probably 19th century
each cast standing wearing long robes, the head with half closed eyes and long pendulous ear lobes, the ushnisha surmounted by a flame, a cape covering the back, shoulders and torso uncovered, the taller Buddha with the left arm lowered at the side, the right hand now missing, the smaller one without forearms, wood stands
H. 29 and 40 cm, 11⅜ and 15¾ in.
Deux figures de Bouddha en bronze, style d'Ayutthaya, probablement XIXE siècle
Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979) 先生珍藏
高 29 公分、 40 公分， 11⅜英寸、 15¾英寸
Smaller Buddha : crack and casting flaw to the right hand shoulder and down the arm Larger Buddha: large crack and casting flaw across back of the neck and down the back of the left and right upper arms, right hand broken off, left hand broken off, head broken off, all reattached
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Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979), was an Italian scholar and the curator of the National Museum of Oriental Art in Rome. His publications include the writing of the catalogue of the Exhibition of Chinese Art / Mostra d'Arte Cinese at the Palazzo Ducale in Venice in 1954. He went to China for studies at the invitation of the Chinese government in 1957 and dedicated his life to research and teaching on Chinese art.
意大利學者Alberto Giuganino（1887-1979）為羅馬國立東方藝術博物館館長。他曾主編1954年於威尼斯總統府舉辦的中國藝術品展覽圖錄《Mostra d’Arte Cinese》。 1957年應中國政府邀請赴北京深造，期後終生致力於中國藝術品研究及教育工作。