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9c AD TANG Dynasty Chinese bronze Buddhist Guardian

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1169808

9c AD TANG Dynasty Chinese bronze Buddhist Guardian
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$995 

Rather unusual late Tang Dynasty (9th century AD) Chinese bronze small votive sculpture of one of the Buddhist guardians / Heavenly Generals. Great dynamic posture, obvious old losses, but the spirit of the sculpture is still there. Wonderful casting with beautiful worn face, graceful rhythm to the folds of his clothing, traces of gilding on the surface. The piece must have been used on a household altar, excellent patina from incense and centuries of handling. Freely hanging on a wire support o ...click for details

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