13 in. (33 cm.) high
Private collection, South Saint Paul, Minnesota, acquired in the 1930s, and thence by descent.
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The shape of the face, slender waist and treatment of the jewelry and crown of this figure compare well with other bronze figures of bodhisattvas dating to the 15th century, such as the gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara dated to the Zhengtong period (1436-1449) illustrated by Christopher Bruckner in Chinese Imperial Patronage: Treasures from Temples and Palaces, vol. II, London, 2005, no. 7, and the gilt-bronze figure dated by inscription to 1441, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum – Buddhist Statues of Tibet, Hong Kong, 2008, p. 232, no. 221.

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