A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA JAVA, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY

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Lot 10
A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA
JAVA, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY

HK$ 300,000 - 500,000
US$ 38,000 - 64,000
A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA
JAVA, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY
16 cm (6 ¼ in). high

Footnotes

  • 爪哇 約九世紀 菩薩銅像

    Provenance:
    Mark Gordon Collection, Singapore
    Private Collection, Singapore, acquired in 2000

    Finely cast with a powerful frame, a broad face and a serene contemplative expression, this haloed Bodhisattva is adorned with a crown of small leaves and hair dressed to form a taller rounded mitre. He is seated with four arms, holding a rosary and conch in the upper hands while the lower hands support a bell and manuscript.

    Compare the overall proportions to a silver figure of Tara held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (acc. no. 1987.142.12) with similar Pala-inspired Javanese armbands, necklace and crown, and formerly part of a triad, see Lerner & Kossak, The Lotus Transcendent, New York, 1991, no.141, p.182.
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A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA JAVA, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY
A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA JAVA, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY
A COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA JAVA, CIRCA 9TH CENTURY
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