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Auction archive: Lot number 30

A very rare inscribed gilt bronze figure of Avalokitesvara China, Liao Dynasty, 10th /11th Century

The Arts of Buddha
22 Sep 2004
Estimate
US$150,000 - US$200,000
Price realised:
US$176,000
Auction archive: Lot number 30

A very rare inscribed gilt bronze figure of Avalokitesvara China, Liao Dynasty, 10th /11th Century

The Arts of Buddha
22 Sep 2004
Estimate
US$150,000 - US$200,000
Price realised:
US$176,000
Beschreibung:

A very rare inscribed gilt bronze figure of Avalokitesvara China, Liao Dynasty, 10th /11th Century seated rigidly upright in lalitasana with right leg pendent and left leg folded flat upon the upper plane of a high trapezoidal plinth, both hands resting gently upon the legs in a relaxed and unusually naturalistic manner with the rest of the body and face treated in stylised volumes, dressed with a shawl around the shoulders and long skirts falling in rippling folds around the base, adorned with thick armlets and necklaces studded with florets, with a long central rope of jewels falling from the apron and bisecting in ribbons at the base, the face with thin eyes, large nose and rounded smiling mouth cast beneath a broad flat forehead, below a looping topknot framed by a high crown set with Buddha Amitabha in dhyanasana upon a lotus flanked by large florets and scrolls, the rear of the base with long dedication and partially legible date, possibly reading Pusa ... er nian wu yue san ri ... 15 1/4 in., 38.7cm

Auction archive: Lot number 30
Auction:
Datum:
22 Sep 2004
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
Beschreibung:

A very rare inscribed gilt bronze figure of Avalokitesvara China, Liao Dynasty, 10th /11th Century seated rigidly upright in lalitasana with right leg pendent and left leg folded flat upon the upper plane of a high trapezoidal plinth, both hands resting gently upon the legs in a relaxed and unusually naturalistic manner with the rest of the body and face treated in stylised volumes, dressed with a shawl around the shoulders and long skirts falling in rippling folds around the base, adorned with thick armlets and necklaces studded with florets, with a long central rope of jewels falling from the apron and bisecting in ribbons at the base, the face with thin eyes, large nose and rounded smiling mouth cast beneath a broad flat forehead, below a looping topknot framed by a high crown set with Buddha Amitabha in dhyanasana upon a lotus flanked by large florets and scrolls, the rear of the base with long dedication and partially legible date, possibly reading Pusa ... er nian wu yue san ri ... 15 1/4 in., 38.7cm

Auction archive: Lot number 30
Auction:
Datum:
22 Sep 2004
Auction house:
Sotheby's
New York
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