• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1142

    A Gilt-Bronze Figure of the Buddha

    UNIFIED SILLA PERIOD (7TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A Gilt-Bronze Figure of the Buddha
    Unified Silla period (7th century)
    Standing on a raised lotus plinth fitted with a mandorla of pointed flames, the right hand held upright in the gesture of protection (abhaya mudra) and the left hand lowered in the gesture of fulfilling the vow (varada mudra), the monastic robe cast in symmetrical curved folds from the base of the neck to the ankles
    3½in. (8.9cm.)


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    Literature

    Matsubara Saburo, Kankoku kondobutsu kenkyu: Kodai Chosen kondobutsu no keifu (Study of Korean gilt-bronze buddhas: The lineage of gilt-bronze buddhas from the early period to the Joseon dynasty) (Tokyo: Yoshikawa Kobunkan, 1985), no. 85.