A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA SHADAKSHARI MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY
Lot 35
A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA SHADAKSHARI
MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY
Sold for HK$ 1,000,000 (US$ 127,967) inc. premium

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A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA SHADAKSHARI MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA SHADAKSHARI MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY
A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA SHADAKSHARI
MONGOLIA, 18TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.2433
25.4 cm (10 in.) high

Footnotes

  • The radiant figure of Shadakshari Lokeshvara depicts him with an enduring gaze and confident smile. He is the embodiment of the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra, whose six syllables are the seeds of the six realms in the great cosmic wheel. Their lord, he assists all beings on the path to enlightenment.

    The impressive sculpture bears the hallmarks of the Zanabazar school, including the lithe and youthful treatment of the body, the broad and powerful shoulders, the staggered, flattened lotus petals, and the exceptional gilding. Compare with a closely related example in Tsultem, Zanabazar, Ulan Bator, 1982, p.100, no.83; another in the Ayurzana Collection, published in Narantuya, Treasures of Mongolian Art, Ulaanbaatar, 2005, p.48; and a third, with similar beaded treatment of the jewelry, published in Xia (ed.), Pu Ti Miao Xiang Shenyang, 2001, p.159, no.152.

    Provenance
    American Private Collection since 2001


    銅鎏金四臂觀音像
    蒙古,十八世紀

    喜馬拉雅藝術資源網2433號
    高25.4釐米(10英吋)

    800,000-1,200,000港元

    四臂觀音面容自信且略帶微笑,目光專注而熠熠生輝。他是六字真言「嗡、嘛、呢、叭、咪、吽」的化現,六個種子字分別對應輪迴中的六道。菩薩慈悲為懷,以其法力助眾生走上証悟之道。

    此尊精美的造像帶有扎纳巴扎尔風格特徵,包括其年輕的體格、健壯寬碩的雙肩、交錯平滑的蓮瓣、以及厚重的鎏金。比較一尊緊密相關的造像,出版於Tsultem,扎纳巴扎尔, 烏蘭巴托,1982年,頁100,83號;Ayurzana收藏中亦有一件可比作品,參見Narantuya,Treasures of Mongolian Art,烏蘭巴托,2005年,頁48;另有一尊擁有相似串珠瓔珞的造像出版於夏景春(編),菩提妙相,瀋陽,2001年,頁159,152號。

    來源
    美國私人珍藏,自2001年
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