A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA CENTRAL ASIA, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY
Lot 5
A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA
CENTRAL ASIA, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY
HK$ 300,000 - 400,000
US$ 38,000 - 51,000

Lot Details
A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA CENTRAL ASIA, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY
A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF BUDDHA
CENTRAL ASIA, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.2440
8.2 cm (3 1/8 in.) high

Footnotes

  • Donning the heavy Gandharan-style robe, this ancient bronze's iconography is mysterious and perplexing. While clearly depicting Buddha, stylized lotus buds or flames project from his domed ushnisha, shoulders, and hands. If flames, they possibly reference one his miracles performed at Sravasti; if flowers, possibly the eons-old Dipankara Buddha. Its style and thin casting are consistent with many of the eccentric treasures found across the ancient Silk Road.

    Provenance
    Collection of Ed O'Neill, Hong Kong, by 1990


    銅佛立像
    中亞,約六世紀

    喜馬拉雅藝術資源網2440號
    高8.2釐米(3 1/8英吋)

    300,000-400,000港元

    此尊古老造像身著厚實的犍陀羅式袈裟,其圖像學特徵神秘而複雜。佛陀的頂髻、雙肩與右手之上均有蓮苞或火焰生出。若為火焰,則或許與佛陀在舍衛城施展奇蹟之形象有關;若為花苞,則或許刻畫了萬古永世之前的燃燈佛。 絲綢之路沿途地區曾多處出土文物寶藏,比較本拍品之藝術風格,及其輕薄的鑄造方式,不失一致之處。

    來源
    Ed O'Neill私人珍藏,香港,自1990年前
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