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)
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
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).
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).