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3518

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara Tang dynasty | 唐 鎏金銅觀世音菩薩立像

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara Tang dynasty | 唐 鎏金銅觀世音菩薩立像

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara Tang dynasty | 唐 鎏金銅觀世音菩薩立像

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara

Tang dynasty

唐 鎏金銅觀世音菩薩立像


rendered standing elegantly in tribhanga, the deity's eyes half-closed, evoking a sense of peace, the slim features and posture elegantly curved, the body adorned in a long dhoti and flamboyant scarves, the upper-chest area framed by a thick sectioned frill

h. 9.5 cm

Good condition with just minor surface wear and rubbing to the gilding



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Beatrice Chan, 'Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston', Arts of Asia, January/February 2018, pp. 58-65.


Beatrice Chan,〈Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston〉,《Arts of Asia》,2018年1至2月,頁58-65

Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2017-2018. 


《Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection》,休士頓美術館,休士頓,2017-018年

This elegantly cast figure of Avalokiteshvara is one of the smaller and more typical in contrast to the larger Sui dynasty figure of Avalokiteshvara in this sale, lot 3511. The figure is depicted standing in tribhanga, adorned in a long dhoti and fluttering scarves. The slim features and elegantly curved posture are representative of the artistic style of the high Tang.