A small gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty | 唐 銅鎏金袖珍菩薩坐像
A small gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva
seated atop a circular lotus base in royal ease, with the right arm resting on the raised right knee, the expressive face looking intently in the same direction, adorned with an ornamented headdress, jewelry, sashes, and a draped dhoti, wood stand (2)
Height 2 in., 5.1 cm
There is a loss to the amphora and the fingers of the left hand. Overall with age-consistent surface wear and minor casting flaws.
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