A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS
THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY

Sold for HK$ 215,875 (US$ 27,614) inc. premium
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS
THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
With traces of lacquer and gilding
74cm (29 ¼ in). high

Footnotes

  • 泰國 大城時代 十七世紀 供養人銅像一對

    Provenance:
    Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard
    Private European Collection, acquired on 16 March 1987

    With a beautiful lustrous patina, this pair of adorants recall the orthodoxy of Theravada Buddhist practiced in the 17th century Thai Kingdom of Ayutthaya. They kneel adoring in prayers, hands joined in anjalimudra.

    Their faces evoke an expression of great serenity – half-closed eyes gazing downwards under perfectly arched and distinctly separated brows. Elements of the original mother of pearl inlay in the eyes remain together with traces of gold gilding and lacquer on the face and body. Their hair is neatly arranged in small snail-shell curls, ears with pendant earlobes frame their faces. Aquiline noses emphasise their full lips, giving the figures a classical beauty that is at once human and idealised.

    Compare example with similar facial features found in the Maha Wirawong National Museum published in Krairiksh, Art Styles in Thailand, 1977, p.192, no.71.
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A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
A PAIR OF COPPER ALLOY ADORANTS THAILAND, AYUTTHAYA PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY
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