A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF TSANGNYON HERUKA  TIBET, 15TH/16TH CENTURY

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A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF TSANGNYON HERUKA
TIBET, 15TH/16TH CENTURY

Sold for HK$ 525,000 (US$ 67,392) inc. premium
A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF TSANGNYON HERUKA
TIBET, 15TH/16TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.61815
8 cm (3 1/8 in.) high

Footnotes

  • Within the "mad yogin" (nyonpa) tradition of the Drukpa Kagyu school, there are three main representatives: Tsangnyon Heruka (1452-1507, "madman of Tsang"), Drukpa Kunley (1455–1529, "madman of the dragon lineage"), and U-nyon Kunga Zangpo (1458-1532, "madman of U"). Among these tantric masters, Tsangnyon Heruka was most prolific. Many sculptures by him, or dedicated to him, survive to the present day with consistent iconography easy to identify. This sculpture, while small in scale, has a commanding presence. Its surface has a smooth, buttery patina. The animal skin and textiles are modeled and chased in fine detail.

    The floral patterns and draped arrangement of his lower garment are closely related to a slightly larger example sold at Koller, Zurich, 2 & 3 June, 2015, lot 115. Also compare with a similar 16th-century work from the John and Berthe Ford Collection in Pal, Desire and Devotion, Baltimore, 2001, p.306, fig.180, and another at Christie's, New York, 15 September 2015, lot 39.


    藏紐赫魯加銅像
    西藏,十五/十六世紀

    喜馬拉雅藝術資源網61815號
    高8釐米(3 1/8英吋)

    300,000-500,000港元

    在竹巴噶舉派「瘋瑜伽士」傳統中有三位代表人物:藏紐赫魯加(1452-1507,"藏之狂人"),竹巴袞烈 (1455-1529,"龍派之狂人"),以及貢噶桑波(1458-1532,"衛之狂人")。這幾大師中,藏紐赫魯加最常出現在造像或繪畫作品中。許多刻劃藏紐赫魯加的造像流傳至今,其形態特徵一致,易於辨認。此尊造像尺寸雖小,卻有無與倫比的氣勢。表面有光滑、黃油色澤的包漿。獸皮及織品都有細部塑造刻劃。

    下身衣物的花紋樣式及衣褶安排和一尊稍大的在2015年6月2-3日蘇黎世的闊樂拍賣行成交的拍品115號非常相似。另論兩尊類似作品,包括約翰及伯斯福特收藏的一件16世紀體積較小的作品,出版於Pal,《Desire and Devotion》,2001年,頁306,圖版180號,以及一件於紐約佳士得售出的作品,2015年9月15日,拍品39號。
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