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Gilt-bronze Bodhisattva

Auction:
2528B
Lot:
969
Sold for:
$65,175$55,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2528B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 04, 2010 9:00AM

Description:

Gilt-bronze Bodhisattva, China, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425), the figure of Manjusri seated in the royal ease pose atop a double-lotus throne, both hands in Bhumisparsa mudra holding the end of a lotus stem rising to his sides, one supporting a ewer and the other a bird, wearing closely fitted diaphanous robe embellished with beaded jewelry, the crisply cast folds draping from both legs and extending over the edge of the throne, the Bodhisattva wearing a five-crested crown and large elaborately cast rosette earrings, with benevolent expression, ht. 13 3/4 in.



Estimate $10,000-15,000

Base plate is gone, rubbing to the gilt

Keywords

China, Bodhisattvas, Chinese ceramics, Mahayana Buddhism, Manjusri, Ming Dynasty, Newar, Yidams

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