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3502

A small inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Padmapani Liu Song dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 474 | 劉宋元徽二年 鎏金銅蓮華手觀音立像

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 HKD

A small inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Padmapani Liu Song dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 474 | 劉宋元徽二年 鎏金銅蓮華手觀音立像

A small inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Padmapani Liu Song dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 474 | 劉宋元徽二年 鎏金銅蓮華手觀音立像

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 HKD

Lot sold:

50,400

HKD

A small inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Padmapani 

Liu Song dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 474

劉宋元徽二年 鎏金銅蓮華手觀音立像


finely cast in the form of the Bodhisattva Padmapani, an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, standing in tribhanga atop a rectangular pedestal, the face framed by a slender and pointed headpiece, both of which lean against a plain, flame-shaped mandorla with a two-tiered columnar apex topped off by a cintamani jewel finial, the raised right hand holds a willow branch while the left hand holds an amphora, the incised inscription on the reverse stating that the figure was donated by Jiang Chong in the second year of the Yuanhui reign

銘文:

元徽二年三月廿一日江冲像一區供養

h. 6.4 cm

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

整體品相良好,惟見表面和鎏金損舊,屬正常。



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Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo, February 1999.


千秋庭,東京,1999年2月

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,2017-2018年

This finely cast small figure depicts the Bodhisattva Padmapani, an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, standing in tribhanga, the raised right hand holding a willow branch and left hand holding an amphora. The inscription on the reverse reveals it to be an extremely rare legacy of the Liu Song dynasty (420-479), the short-lived southern dynasty marked by considerable turmoil and war against the Northern Wei. The incised inscription states that the figure was donated by Jiang Chong in the second year of the Yuanhui reign (474).