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Estimate: HK$5,500,000 - HK$8,000,000
ca. US$706,277 - US$1,027,312
Price realised:  HK$9,660,000
ca. US$1,240,479
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A VERY RARE IMPERIAL EARLY MING LARGE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF CATURBHUJA MANJUSRI
XUANDE INCISED SIX-CHARACTER PRESENTATION MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435)
A VERY RARE IMPERIAL EARLY MING LARGE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF CATURBHUJA MANJUSRI XUANDE INCISED SIX-CHARACTER PRESENTATION MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) The figure is intricately modelled seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with four arms. The upper right hand is welding a sword above his head, and the lower left hand holding a lotus stem supporting a book of the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’, Prajnaparamita Sutra, to one side of the shoulder. The full face with eyes downcast and lips indented to provide a benevolent expression. Adorned with disc-shaped earrings below a foliate diadem, securing the hair that is swept into a topknot. Wearing a thin scarf across the shoulders revealing a bare torso decorated with an elaborate jewellery chain. Similarly decorating the belt around the waist above a gossamer dhoti that gathered in folds around the crossed legs. The lotus base inscribed with Da Ming Xuande nianshi , ‘Bestowed in the Great Ming Xuande Period’. The interior is incised with a partially legible inscription incorporating various numerals. 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Perfect Countenance - Fine Buddhist Works of Art
Date of the auction: 31 May 2017
Address: Christie's
Convention Hall