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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 378

    A RARE PAINTED BUDDHIST WALL FRESCO

    YUAN/MING DYNASTY

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    A RARE PAINTED BUDDHIST WALL FRESCO
    YUAN/MING DYNASTY
    Painted in the Tang dynasty style with a full-cheeked celestial female dancer amidst billowing clouds, one arm raised and the other extended within loosely draped sleeves, her long scarfs and ribbons fluttering and swirling around her, her hair pulled up in an elaborate jeweled coiffure
    30 5/8 x 17 7/8 in. (77.5 x 45.5 cm.), framed and glazed


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    Provenance

    Albert M. Bender (1866-1941).
    Acquired by the University of California, Berkeley, Art Museum, 1933, and deaccessioned in 2001.


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