Lot 143. A miniature gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5.2 cm. Lot sold: 151,200 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022
seated in royal ease with one arm resting on the raised knee and holding a cintamani, the 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: P.C. Lu & Sons, Ltd, Hong Kong, 3rd May 1989.
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