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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 379

    A RARE PAINTED BUDDHIST WALL FRESCO

    YUAN/MING DYNASTY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE PAINTED BUDDHIST WALL FRESCO
    YUAN/MING DYNASTY
    Depicting two full-faced bodhisattvas with bow-shaped mouths standing amidst billowing clouds, one holding a tablet and the other a whisk, both wearing elaborate layered robes, swirling scarves and high jeweled headdresses
    33¼ x 22 in. (84.5 x 55.9 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.