Amazing personality to this very early (pre-Tang) bronze Buddhist spirit from a huge and elaborate back-plate from a Buddhist altar from 5th/6thC. The quality and face are superb. Close to 2 3/4 inches tall and 2 5/8 wide. 4 inches tall on custom stand. This and all other parts should have each been individually separately cast and attached by loop (still there, being used to attach to stand) on back of angel to back-plate. Small but extremely rare, early, finely done, and loaded with personality. Additionally, the face, posture, and overall convey animation, attitude, and a kind of liveliness rarely found in such early pieces. Extra Special.
Availability : Auction
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