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A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA
A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA
A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA
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A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA

CHINA, NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, DATED AD 491

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A SMALL GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA CHINA, NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, DATED AD 491 The bodhisattva shown holding a lotus stem in the right hand, the pendant left hand holding the end of the scarf, standing on a tapering four-legged pedestal and backed by a flamed-shaped mandorla, inscribed on the reverse with an inscription which includes a date Taihe shi nian (14th year of the Taihe reign), corresponding to AD 491 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high, softwood stand
Provenance
The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1970.
Literature
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, Chicago, 1970, no. B31.
Exhibited
Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, 21 September-13 November 1970.

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