A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AMITAYUS TIBET, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY

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A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
TIBET, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY

Sold for HK$ 4,860,000 (US$ 619,305) inc. premium
A GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AMITAYUS
TIBET, CIRCA 14TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.2437
30.5 cm (12 in.) high

Footnotes

  • The Buddha of long-life is shown here richly gilded and adorned with prominent inset gem regalia across his broad frame. Behind an elaborate crown, his ushnisha is capped with a distinctive vajra finial. His square features and double-banded hems across the shins are redolent of fine sculptures crafted by Newari artists in the 14th and 15th century for Tibetan and Chinese patrons. Compare, for instance, a Yuan Manjushri in the Qing Palace Collection, published Complete Collection of the Treasures of the Palace Museum, 60: Buddhist Statues of Tibet, Hong Kong, 1998, p.220, no.209.

    Notable for its size and the elegance of his long tresses that curl around his shoulders, this bronze compares favorably to a closely related example in the British Museum, published in von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Hong Kong, 1981, p.440, no.118B. A figure of Manjuvara in the Potala palace, ascribed to Nepal by von Schroeder, shares the same compressed platform with slightly rectangular leaves. (Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, vol. 1, Hong Kong, 2001, p.522, no.170B.) Also compare the treatment of the lotus platform with figures sold at Christie's, New York, 22 March 2011, lot 300; and Amsterdam, 26 April 1993, lot 89.

    Provenance
    Private Asian Collection


    銅鎏金無量壽佛坐像
    西藏,約十四世紀
    喜馬拉雅藝術資源網2437號
    高30.5釐米(12英吋)

    2,400,000-3,000,000港元

    此尊無量壽佛鎏金厚重,頭冠樣式精美,以大量寶石裝飾鑲嵌。頂髻上方立有半隻金剛杵。其突出的輪廓以及小腿處雙排紋飾衣緣與十四、十五世紀尼瓦爾藝術家為西藏及中原所製作的造像極為相近。清宮藏一尊元朝文殊菩薩像即可為例,參見故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集60: 藏傳佛教造像,香港,1998年,頁220 ,209號。

    無量壽佛的垂肩髮捲突出而雅致,與現藏於大英博物館的一尊造像有相似之處,參見von Schroeder,印度與西藏的銅造像,香港,1981年,頁 440,118B號。布達拉宮中的一尊施羅德先生認為產自尼泊爾的造像亦帶有類似矮扁的蓮座,且蓮瓣同樣呈現矩形,參見 von Schroeder,西藏佛教造像,卷一,2001年,頁 522,170B號。其他蓮座可比的相關作品於2011年3月22日以及1993年4月26日分別售於紐約佳士得(拍品300號); 和阿姆斯特丹佳士得(拍品89號)。

    來源
    亞洲私人收藏
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