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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 409

    A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN KING

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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    A GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN KING
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Representing Vaisravana (Ch. Duowen), Guardian King of the North, the powerful standing figure holding a stupa in his raised left hand while holding the right hand at his side, wearing elaborate armor and a celestial scarf billowing above his shoulders and trailing down the sides, his face with wrathful expression and his hair pulled up into a double-loop topknot behind the five-part crown, decorated in two tones of gold lacquer, the rockwork base lacquered red
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    The stupa represents the body of the Buddha, both his spiritual body and his person, as well as his Law.

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