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Rare & Important Statue of Buddha, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th Century

Rare & Important Statue of Buddha, Early Ming Dynasty, 14th Century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 1444445

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Statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, in monk's robes, sitting on a lotus, his hands in didactic posture ("vitarka ludra"). Bronze, with fine patina. China, early Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398). Height: 13 cm. Small accident on nose, otherwise very good condition. A very rare piece. NOTE: similar examples of Buddha statues of this period exist, though rare, for example a gilt-bronze Buddha, dat.1398 Hongwu, H 5.8 W 3.8 cm, East Asian Art Museum, Bath [exh.cat. Bath 2000, No. 95], others in private collections.
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