A rare gilt bronze Densatil 'dancers' frieze
Ming dynasty, 14th / 15th century
Beautifully cast in high relief with four goddesses dancing on a lotus base bordered with beaded rims, each figure with serene expression and posed standing with the right leg crossed and head tilted to the left, holding ritual ornaments and musical instruments in four arms, wearing long pleated dhotis tied with a jewelled sash, all adorning elaborate necklaces, large disk earrings and five leaf crowns encrusted with various semi-precious stones in blue, red, pink, orange, white and turquoise colours, stand.
37.5cm wide. (2).