Lot 126. Two miniature gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Tang dynasty (618-907); overall h. 5.5 and 5.9 cm. Lot sold: 352,800 HKD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
each modelled seated in royal ease, one with the hands clasped together before the chest, the other with one arm resting on the raised knee and holding a willow branch, both with an expressive face looking intently and gazing upwards, adorned with an ornamented headdress, jewellery, sashes and a draped dhoti, supported by a lotus base and a pedestal.
Provenance: Galaxie Art & Gift Co., Hong Kong, 25th August 1988.
Exhibited: British Museum, London, on loan, 1992-2015.
Sotheby's. HOTUNG The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022