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Pair of Patinated Gilt Bronze Buddhist Apostles
According to Buddhist tradition, the Buddha had two first Chief Disciples, Sāriputta and Moggallāna. Depictions of these apostles are often found along side Buddha statues on temple altars. In South East Asia, most of these sculptures are wooden. These exceptionally fluid and life-like sculptures are cast in bronze. The apostles are depicted in a worshipful pose. The first, face upturned, gently extends his arms with palms down and delicately outstretched fingers. The second, kneeling forward, is bent down with hands clasped together. Their highly detailed gilt robes, adorned with mirrored glass, ripple and fold to the contours of their bodies.
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1900s
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
- DimensionsH 29 in. x W 24 in. x D 34 in.H 73.66 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 86.36 cm
- Seller LocationChicago, IL
- Seller Reference Number15T02298
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference NumberLU88642672612
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