04 avril 2009

A rare and massive pair of gilt-bronze figures of guardians. Ming dynasty

A rare and massive pair of gilt-bronze figures of guardians. Ming dynasty each finely cast standing on a separate kidney-shaped rockwork base, wearing a chain-mail completely covering the body and extending down to the overlapping ruyi-decorated boots, the shoulders of both with fierce monster-mask epaulets and the belly of one with a further larger mask, a celestial scarf billowing up behind the head and trailing down to the base of each, with further knotted ribbons at the waist, the crisply cast faces with lively... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2009

A Japanese Shinto sculpture of a guardian, 17th century

A Japanese Shinto sculpture of a guardian, 17th century carved and of jointed construction, the seated figure with one leg drawn up, clad in a courtier's hunting attire, with fierce expression and open mouth, the left hand holding his accoutrement, now lost. height 35 in., 99 cm. Estimate 2,500—3,500 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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