A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF A LAMA TIBET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY
Lot 7
A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF A LAMA
TIBET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY
Sold for HK$ 625,000 (US$ 79,653) inc. premium

Lot Details
A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF A LAMA TIBET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF A LAMA TIBET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF A LAMA TIBET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY
A SILVER AND COPPER INLAID BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF A LAMA
TIBET, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.2326
10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.) high

Footnotes

  • This enigmatic portrait is likely from the same atelier as one of Pago Drachung Chokyi Gyatso in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, published in Weldon & Singer, Sculptural Heritage of Tibet, Hong Kong, 1991, p.187, pl.47. They are identical in the treatment of almost every detail – from the silvered hair, to the ears, to the stylized lotus petals – such that the same hand may have produced them. Both have a weight of character far beyond their diminutive scale.

    Stylistically, this lama portrait also compares favorably to related examples of Sonam Sengge formerly in Halpert Collection, Trangpa Gyaltsen formerly in the Goldman Collection, and Dragpa Gyaltsen in the Alain Bordier Foundation (see Rochell, Faces of Tibet, New York, 2003, no.33; Sotheby's, New York, 21 March 2002, lot 130; and Beguin, Art sacre du Tibet, Paris, 2013, pp.185-6, no.95; respectively).

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


    錯銀錯紅銅喇嘛銅像
    西藏,約十五世紀

    喜馬拉雅藝術資源網2326號
    高10.5釐米(4 1/8英吋)

    600,000-800,000港元

    此尊迷人的造像很可能與菩薩道收藏中的確吉嘉措像出自同一作坊,參見Weldon與Singer,Sculptural Heritage of Tibet,香港,1991年,頁187,版圖47。從嵌銀的頭髮、雙耳特徵、到固定風格的蓮瓣,兩尊造像幾乎所有的細節都極為相似,可能出自同一大師之手。雖然體量較小,但是個性與韻味卻毫不遜色。

    風格上,此尊喇嘛像亦與其他幾尊出處不凡的作品相關,包括Halpert舊藏的索南桑傑像,Goldman舊藏的創巴嘉岑像,以及Alain Bordier基金會的竹巴嘉岑像(參見Rochell,Faces of Tibet,紐約,2003年,33號;蘇富比,紐約,2002年3月21日,拍品130號;以及Beguin,Art sacre du Tibet,巴黎,2013年頁185-6,95號)。

    來源
    Ed O'Neill私人珍藏,香港,自1990年前

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