A rare large iron bust of the Buddha Tang Dynasty  (2)

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Lot 30
A rare large iron bust of the Buddha
Tang Dynasty

Sold for £ 87,500 (US$ 103,936) inc. premium
A rare large iron bust of the Buddha
Tang Dynasty
Finely cast with eyes slightly down-turned in serene expression, dressed in long flowing robes with draping folds, loosely open at the bare chest, with a prominent usnisha formed from tightly coiled curls, stand. 60cm (23 3/4in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • The Property of a Gentleman 士紳藏品

    唐 鐵鑄佛陀半身像

    Provenance:
    Stephen K.C. Lo, P.C.Lu Works of Art Ltd., Hong Kong, 25 April 1993
    Jean-Yves Ollivier Collection

    來源:
    香港古董商魯氏有限公司,1993年4月25日
    歐宗易先生珍藏

    This remarkable sculpture evokes a profound spirituality through the fleshy serene face, finely detailed with broadly curving eyebrows, and the gently cascading ripples of the heavy drapery. Compare the facial features and garments of the present figure with a clay figure of a seated Buddha, Tang dynasty, from Dunhuang, in Gansu Province, illustrated in The complete collection of Chinese Art, vol.7 (Sculptures), Shanghai, 1987, p.88.


    此尊鐵鑄佛陀半身像開臉祥和,頭頂螺髻,上露寶頂,白亳凸起,雙鉤眉,厚唇,垂耳,慈眉善目,寶相莊嚴,皺褶精緻,頗為難得。雙手雖佚,仍可推斷一手結無畏印,一手結說法印,蓋為阿彌陀佛之典型。甘肅省敦煌石窟一尊唐代泥塑佛陀坐像,其佛相造型以及袈裟皺褶可資比對,載於《中國美術全集》,卷7,上海,1987年,頁88。

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  • Please note the date for this lot should read Tang/Ming Dynasty.
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