• Lot 129

    STATUETTE DE BOUDDHA ENFANT EN BRONZE DORE

    COREE, EPOQUE DES TROIS ROYAUMES, VIIEME SIECLE

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    STATUETTE DE BOUDDHA ENFANT EN BRONZE DORE
    COREE, EPOQUE DES TROIS ROYAUMES, VIIEME SIECLE
    Représenté debout sur un lotus épanoui, la main gauche le long du corps, la droite pointant le ciel, vêtu d'une jupe plissée ceinturée à la taille par un cordon, le torse nu, le visage souriant, les yeux mi-clos, les cheveux et l'usnisha coiffés en chignon, attache au dos de sa tête prévue pour un halo
    Hauteur sans la tige du lotus: 13,5 cm. (5 3/8 in.)


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    This representation of the standing, newborn Shakyamuni pointing to the sky with his right index finger, and to the ground with his left hand is described in Asvaghosa's Life of Buddha translated by Samuel Beal, Sacred Books of the East, vol. XIX, Oxford, 1883, p. 226:
    'Upright and firm and unconfused in mind, he deliberately took seven steps...he spoke thus with the fullest assurance: "This birth is in the condition of a Buddha; after this I have done with renewed birth: now only am I born this once, for the purpose of saving all the world'.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    COLLECTION OF MONSIEUR ROGER CHAMBARD (1904-1982)
    AMBASSADOR OF FRANCE IN SOUTH KOREA (1959-1969)


    Post Lot Text

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF INFANT BUDDHA
    KOREA, THREE KINGDOMS PERIOD, 7TH CENTURY