A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF VAJRASATTVA  TIBET, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY

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Lot 19
A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF VAJRASATTVA
TIBET, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY

HK$ 400,000 - 600,000
US$ 51,000 - 76,000
A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF VAJRASATTVA
TIBET, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.2434
20.5 cm (8 in.) high

Footnotes

  • A closely related sculpture of Buddha from the Qing Palace Collection is held in the National Palace Museum, Beijing, published in The Complete Collection of the Treasures of the Palace Museum 60: Buddhist Statues of Tibet, Hong Kong, 2002, p.142, no.137. The two share an almost identical treatment of the base, with broad lotus petals, stepped upper platform, and tapered footrim. They also display the same facial type – slender, with a high forehead and prominent eyebrows – suggesting they could be from the same Central Tibetan atelier.

    Unusual for Tibetan sculpture, this bronze's surface bears traces of lacquer and gilt decoration, typically associated with Ming ornamentation, which may suggest the sculpture was similarly dispatched to China soon after it was made. Another related example of Vajrasattva is in the Museum der Kulturen, Basel (see Essen & Thingo, Die Götter des Himalaya, vol. 2, Munich, 1989, p.29, no.II-278).

    Provenance
    Private Asian Collection


    金剛薩埵銅像
    西藏,約十四世紀

    喜馬拉雅藝術資源網2434號
    高20.5釐米(8英吋)

    400,000-600,000港元

    此尊金剛薩埵像與北京故宮博物院館藏中一尊佛陀造像有諸多相似之處,參見故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集,香港,2002年,頁142,137號。兩尊造像之蓮花底座如出一轍,均有寬厚的蓮瓣,雙層連珠上緣,以及錐形下緣。面部均較為清瘦,且額頭及眉宇突出,可能出自同一藏中作坊。

    金剛薩埵造像表面殘留有鎏金及漆飾之痕跡,此種裝飾方法常見於明代造像,而在藏式作品中極為罕見,可能此拍品在西藏製作完成後即被送往中原。另有一尊風格可比的金剛薩埵像藏於巴塞爾民俗博物館(參見Essen與Thingo, Die Götter des Himalaya,卷二,慕尼黑,1989年,頁29,II-278號)。

    來源
    亞洲私人珍藏
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A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF VAJRASATTVA  TIBET, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY
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