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3510

A finely cast small inscribed gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva Sui dynasty, dated to the second year of the Kaihuang period (in accordance with 582) | 隋 鎏金銅菩薩立像

A finely cast small inscribed gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva Sui dynasty, dated to the second year of the Kaihuang period (in accordance with 582) | 隋 鎏金銅菩薩立像

A finely cast small inscribed gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva Sui dynasty, dated to the second year of the Kaihuang period (in accordance with 582) | 隋 鎏金銅菩薩立像

A finely cast small inscribed gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva

Sui dynasty, dated to the second year of the Kaihuang period (in accordance with 582)

隋 鎏金銅菩薩立像


the Bodhisattva finely cast with face set in a serene, meditative expression, the deity depicted standing on a waisted columnar pedestal with outstretched arms, framed by a flaming mandorla embellished with flames, the right hand held in abhaya mudra while the robe drapes elegantly over the lower left forearm, the garment trailing down the body, terminating in a naturalistically gathered hem over the bare feet, incised on the pedestal with an inscription stating that the votive figure was created on the fifteen day of the seventh month of the second year of the Kaihuang era, and that the Buddhist disciple Zhao Huiluo had the sculpture made for Xi Ming and Xi Tian


銘文:

開皇二年七月十五日佛弟子趙回洛為息明和息天□造象一區


h. 10.2 cm

The tip of mandorla (0.7cm) has been restored. Brooklyn Museum inventory number inscribed on the reverse. 0.5cm chip to back right foot, Rubbing to gilding, general surface wear and typical oxidisation.



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Collection of Paul Manheim (1905-1999)

Sotheby's New York, 16th September 2009, lot 112 (part lot).


Paul Manheim(1905-1999年)收藏

紐約蘇富比2009年9月16日,編號112(其一)

Leopold Swergold, Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes, 2014, Aventura, cat. no. 11.


Leopold Swergold,《Thoughts on Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes》,2014年,圖版11

Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1970-2009 (on loan).


布魯克林博物館,紐約,1970-2009年(借展)

This sensitively cast figure depicts a bodhisattva with outstretched arms, standing on a waisted columnar pedestal. His serene smile set in a contemplative expression. The finely incised details, especially on the flaming mandorla, are key elements of early Sui sculptural style, before the gradual transition to the rounded volumes and clinging drapery of the Tang. A closely related similar votive figure of Avalokiteshvara, dating to 576, just six years earlier but during the Northern Qi dynasty, was sold in these rooms, 30th June 2020, lot 6033, from the collection of Cheng Huan.