A gilt-bronze figure of an Apsara Northern Wei – Northern Qi dynasty | 北魏末至北齊 鎏金銅飛天像
50,000 - 70,000 HKD
A gilt-bronze figure of an Apsara
Northern Wei – Northern Qi dynasty
the small fragment depicting an apsara, with the face set in a serene and contemplative expression, her hair and sleeves seemingly fluttering in the wind, the arms positioned to display an intention of progressing forward, the posture dynamic and curvaceous, depicted leaning to the right in a dramatic fashion with a straight back and open chest, elevated on a sled-like mounting that mimics the arced contours of her body
w. 6.9 cm
As visible in the catalogue photo, there is a break to the sash above the figure. Otherwise good condition, with just rubbing to the gilding and minor surface wear.
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Collection of Elizabeth Stafford (1928-2018).
J.J. Lally & Co., New York.
Odyssey of an Art Collector: Unity in Diversity – 5000 Years of Art, Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, 1966, cat. no. 88
《Odyssey of an Art Collector: Unity in Diversity – 5000 Years of Art》，Delgado Museum of Art（現紐奧良藝術博物館），紐奧良，1966年，編號88