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A PORTRAIT BRONZE OF A MONK, COPPER- AND SILVER-INLAID, 16TH-18TH CENTURY
十六至十八世紀鑲銀銅和尚銅像

Tibet. Cast seated in dhyanasana on a sealed double-lotus base, his right hand resting on his knee and his left lowered in front, wearing a monk’s patchwork robe with copper-inlaid hems finely incised with floral bands, the benign face with silver-inlaid eyes and a distinctive hairline.

Inscriptions: The frontal top of the base with a neatly incised donor’s dedication to a guru.

Provenance: Australian private collection. Acquired by the collector’s father in the 1990s from a British gentleman who relocated to Western Australia in the 1960s.
Condition: Two fingers on the right hand possibly reattached, an attribute possibly held in the other hand is lost, otherwise in good condition with minor wear, light scratches, and few minuscule nicks.

Weight: 968.3 g
Dimensions: Height 17.8 cm

Auction result comparison: Compare with a Tibetan-Chinese bronze of a monk holding a book, dated to the 18th century, at Christie’s New York in Indian And Southeast Asian Art on 21 September 2007, lot 195, sold for USD 9,375. Compare also with a Tibetan silver-inlaid brass alloy portrait figure of Zangpo Gyeltsen, dated to the 15th-16th century, at Bonhams Hong Kong in Images of Devotion on 5 October 2020, lot 32, sold for HKD 500,625.

十六至十八世紀鑲銀銅和尚銅像
西藏。大師結跏趺坐在密封的雙曾蓮花座上,右手放在膝蓋上,左手放低,身穿袈裟,銅質下擺精緻地刻有花卉飾帶,祥和的臉龐鑲有銀眼睛和獨特的髮際線。

款識:底座的正面前方刻字體現上師的奉獻精神。

來源:澳大利亞私人收藏。藏家的父親1990年代在一位1960年代定居澳大利亞西部的英國紳士購得。
品相:右手的兩個手指可能重新連接過,另一隻手可能失去一個寶器,除此之外狀況良好,輕微磨損,輕微划痕和很少的划痕。

重量:968.3 克
尺寸:高17.8 厘米

拍賣結果比較:十八世紀漢藏大師持經銅像見紐約佳士得Indian And Southeast Asian Art拍場,2007年9月21日 lot 195, 售價USD 9,375. 十五至十六世紀西藏鑲銀Zangpo Gyeltsen 大師銅像,見香港邦翰思 Images of Devotion 拍場,2020年10月5日 lot 32, 售價HKD 500,625.

Sold for €3,172

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Tibet. Cast seated in dhyanasana on a sealed double-lotus base, his right hand resting on his knee and his left lowered in front, wearing a monk’s patchwork robe with copper-inlaid hems finely incised with floral bands, the benign face with silver-inlaid eyes and a distinctive hairline.

Inscriptions: The frontal top of the base with a neatly incised donor’s dedication to a guru.

Provenance: Australian private collection. Acquired by the collector’s father in the 1990s from a British gentleman who relocated to Western Australia in the 1960s.
Condition: Two fingers on the right hand possibly reattached, an attribute possibly held in the other hand is lost, otherwise in good condition with minor wear, light scratches, and few minuscule nicks.

Weight: 968.3 g
Dimensions: Height 17.8 cm

Auction result comparison: Compare with a Tibetan-Chinese bronze of a monk holding a book, dated to the 18th century, at Christie’s New York in Indian And Southeast Asian Art on 21 September 2007, lot 195, sold for USD 9,375. Compare also with a Tibetan silver-inlaid brass alloy portrait figure of Zangpo Gyeltsen, dated to the 15th-16th century, at Bonhams Hong Kong in Images of Devotion on 5 October 2020, lot 32, sold for HKD 500,625.

十六至十八世紀鑲銀銅和尚銅像
西藏。大師結跏趺坐在密封的雙曾蓮花座上,右手放在膝蓋上,左手放低,身穿袈裟,銅質下擺精緻地刻有花卉飾帶,祥和的臉龐鑲有銀眼睛和獨特的髮際線。

款識:底座的正面前方刻字體現上師的奉獻精神。

來源:澳大利亞私人收藏。藏家的父親1990年代在一位1960年代定居澳大利亞西部的英國紳士購得。
品相:右手的兩個手指可能重新連接過,另一隻手可能失去一個寶器,除此之外狀況良好,輕微磨損,輕微划痕和很少的划痕。

重量:968.3 克
尺寸:高17.8 厘米

拍賣結果比較:十八世紀漢藏大師持經銅像見紐約佳士得Indian And Southeast Asian Art拍場,2007年9月21日 lot 195, 售價USD 9,375. 十五至十六世紀西藏鑲銀Zangpo Gyeltsen 大師銅像,見香港邦翰思 Images of Devotion 拍場,2020年10月5日 lot 32, 售價HKD 500,625.

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