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LOT 59 - FAS0624

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Lot details

China, 1368-1644. Cast standing with the feet wide, the hands clasped in front of the chest in uttarabodhi mudra, elaborately dressed in a long underrobe, armored knee-length tunic, and short silk jacket tied at the chest, as well as arm and shin guards, boots, a bejeweled tiara secured with ribbons, and a billowing sash framing the figure, his stern gaze directed ahead, the square face with bulging eyes below bushy brows, beard, and mustache.

Provenance: From a French private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear, few nicks, light scratches, and casting flaws. Fine, naturally grown, dark patina.

Weight: 2.3 kg
Dimensions: Height 18.9 cm (excl. base), 24.2 cm (incl. base)

Mounted to a modern base. (2)

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s London, 14 May 2010, lot 711
Price: GBP 8,125 or approx. EUR 16,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A bronze warrior figure of the Guardian King Dhanada, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Expert remark: Compare the closely related modeling and manner of casting with similar pose, detailed armor, and dark patina. Note the size (26.7 cm).


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