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A VERY RARE EARLY MING GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF MAITRE...

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Estimate: HK$2,000,000 - HK$3,000,000
ca. US$256,838 - US$385,257
Price realised:  HK$3,020,000
ca. US$387,825
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A VERY RARE EARLY MING GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF MAITREYA
A VERY RARE EARLY MING GILT-BRONZE STANDING FIGURE OF MAITREYA YONGLE INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1403-1425) The figure is standing gracefully with the hands in abhaya and varada mudra, gestures of protection and bestowal of charity, the crisply cast face is cold-painted and highlighted with red and black pigments, the eyes looking down to provide a benevolent expression, framed by pendulous ears, the head with a pronouced usnisa and covered with tightly curled whorls, wearing a voluminous robe draped from the shoulders and falling in concentric U-shaped folds at the chest, standing barefoot on an oval lotus pedestal, incised with Daming Yongle Nianshi , 'Bestowed in the Yongle period of the Great Ming Dyansty' 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) high, box

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Imperial Sale Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 31 May 2010
Address: Christie's
31 May 2010, Hong Kong