10 May 2018
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SAMANTABHADRA
CHINA, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
Seated on the back of a recumbent elephant with the left leg crossed over the right and holding a scroll in his left hand, clad in heavy robes tied at the waist with a knot, the serene face flanked by long locks of hair and surmounted by a small tiara
9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
Mrs. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York.
Estate of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (with a life interest to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.), 1948-1960.
Acquired in December 1960.
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R. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, p. 226, no. 174.
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