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Auction: Japanese and Korean Art
was auctioned on: 18 March 2014
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A Gilt-bronze Figure of A Standing Buddha

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Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000
Price realised:  US$52,500
Lot number 594, Views: 12

A Gilt-bronze Figure of A Standing Buddha
UNIFIED SILLA PERIOD (LATE 8TH CENTURY)
A Gilt-bronze Figure of A Standing Buddha Unified Silla Period (late 8th Century) Cast to show the frontal figure of the Buddha standing on a stepped lotus plinth, the left hand raised with open palm in the abhayamudra and the right hand lowered in the varadamudra , gestures of offering to the faithful in fulfillment of the vow and granting the absence of fear, the drapery of an outer robe arranged in u-shaped pleats around the torso and in two long u-shaped pleats articulating the thighs, a band across the open chest indicates an inner robe and a scarf gracing the shoulders and arms falls in pointed folds on either side of the figure; back of the figure recessed and unfinished 9½in. (24.3cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Japanese and Korean Art
Date of the auction: 18 Mar 2014
Address: Christie's
18 March 2014, New York, Rockefeller Center