View 1 of Lot 1003. A RARE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURE,  TANG DYNASTY .
View 1 of Lot 1003. A RARE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURE,  TANG DYNASTY .
1003

A RARE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURE, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 USD

A RARE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURE, TANG DYNASTY

A RARE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURE, TANG DYNASTY

Estimate:

5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

7,560

USD

A RARE GILT-BRONZE BUDDHIST FIGURE

TANG DYNASTY

唐 銅鎏金菩薩坐像


Height 3¼ in., 8.6 cm

E.A. Strehlneck, Shanghai, 1928.

American Private Collection.

Compare a related Tang dynasty gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, illustrated in Matsubara Saburo, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: A study based on bronze and stone statues other than works from cave temples, Tokyo, 1966, pl. 267 (b). See also a gilt-bronze figure of Buddha bearing a very similar treatment of drapery, formerly in the collections of A.D. Brankston, Mrs. W.H. Roberts and Dr. Ip Yee, sold twice by Sotheby's: first in our London room, 15th December 1981, lot 29, and then in our Hong Kong room, 19th November 1984, lot 17.