A small gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty | 唐 銅鎏金菩薩立像
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A small gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva
Height 2⅝ in., 6.6 cm
There is a small nick to the proper left of the coiffure and a minor one to the proper left eye. The base sealed with wax. Overall with wear to the gilding and minor casting imperfections, including a casting hole to the base.
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Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6th June 1956, lot 87 (part lot).
Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997).
Wou Lien-Pai Museu, 1968-present, coll. no. T.1.6.
Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 43.
柯玫瑰等，《Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum》，香港，2011年，圖版43