A gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva  Tang dynasty
Lot 5051
A gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva Tang dynasty
Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
A gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva  Tang dynasty A gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva  Tang dynasty A gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva  Tang dynasty A gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva  Tang dynasty A gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva  Tang dynasty
Lot Details
Devotional Bronzes and Other Metalwork

Property from Various Owners
A gilt bronze figure of a bodhisattva
Tang dynasty
Cast seated in a pose of royal ease with the left leg pendant, the right hand raised and holding a small sacred jewel, the hair bound up into a prominent topknot and the lithe body clothed in a diaphanous garment falling in decorative folds to the front of the tall pedestal base ringed with lotus petals above an octagonal plinth, with projecting flanges to the back of the head and base.
4 3/4in (11.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • Compare to a figure of Avalokitesvara seated in a similar pose and with a similar stepped base that was sold at Sotheby's, New York, March 19, 2007, sale N08299, lot 737

Saleroom notices

  • PLEASE ANNOUNCE: Estimate should read: $10,000/15,000
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