Country Group: China, Japan and Korea
Amazing personality to this very early (pre-Tang) bronze Buddhist "angel" from a huge and elaborate back-plate from a Buddhist altar from 5th/6thC. The quality and face are superb. Close to 2.4 inches tall and 2 .2 wide. 4 inches tall on custom stand. This and all the other parts would have each been individually cast and attached by loops (its loop is still there, being used to attach to stand) on back of angel to back-plate. This piece is small, but extremely rare, early, finely done, and loaded with personality. One of the rarest and most museum-worthy Chinese pieces I have offered in 30+ years of selling. Depth .65"