Decorative Art
Decorative Art | Auction: 18.11.2020 | Preview: 13.11.2020 - 16.11.2020

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Lot 16 | Rare and important sitting Buddha

15.000 - 20.000 €
33.540 €

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Origin: Thailand.
Dynasty: Dvaravati period (ca. 6th-11th c.).
Date: 7th-9th c.
Technique: Bronze with green and rust brown patina, partly with residue of oxidation.
Description: Sitting in padmasana with the hands in teaching gesture (Vitarka Mudra) with thumb and index finger touching at the right hand. The face is expressively formed with full lips and connected, high arched eyebrows over almost closed eyes. The ears with elongated ear lobes, which have open slits, the hair in full curls with a spherical crowning. Beneath the thin robe, which is only indicated in fine relief lines on the chest and over the legs, the body features are clearly visible. Over the left wrist the hem of the garment is draped in folds. The figure sits on three short feet, which probably served to anchor it in a pedestal. On the back an eyelet for the canopy or mandorla.
Measurement: Height 33cm, width 24cm, depth 14cm.

Although figures made of bronze from the Dvaravati period are much rarer than those made of stone, this figure shows a great restrained elegance in its design.

North German privte collection. Family owned for about 30 years.


7-9世紀   高33cm/寬24cm/厚14cm


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Decorative Art
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Lot: 68255-5

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Asian Art - Southeast Asia   Buddhist art   Bronze   Thailand  

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