• Lot 339

    SCULPTURE D'UN IMMORTEL TAOISTE EN BRONZE DORE

    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIEME-XVIIEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    SCULPTURE D'UN IMMORTEL TAOISTE EN BRONZE DORE
    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIEME-XVIIEME SIECLE
    Représentant Tianguan, assis sur une base rectangulaire, tenant une tablette hu dans ses mains jointes, le visage serein, le front plissé, surmonté d'une coiffe cylindrique, portant barbe et moustache, vêtu d'une longue robe nouée à la taille, ourlée et incisée de motifs floraux, les longues manches retombant de part et d'autre des genoux ; fêle et tablette refixée
    Hauteur: 26,7 cm. (10½ in.)


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    According to James Spencer, Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Taipei, 1993, p. 174, Tianguan was one of the Three High Officials in the Daoist pantheon and is portrayed with a handsome and benevolent face. His role is to give people their allotted share of luck and happiness.

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    Post Lot Text

    A GILT-BRONZE SEATED FIGURE OF A DAOIST IMMORTAL
    CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY