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    Sale 12173

    Fine Chinese Paintings

    13 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    HUANG DING (MING DYNASTY)

    Sutras

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    HUANG DING (MING DYNASTY)
    Sutras
    Pair of albums, one of twenty-nine leaves and one of thirty-five leaves, gold ink on paper
    Twenty-eight leaves of one album measure 4 ¾ x 2 in. (12 x 5 cm.) and one leaf measures 4 ¾ x 3 3/8 in. (12 x 8.6 cm.)
    Thirty-four leaves of one album measure 4 ¾ x 2 in. (12 x 5 cm.) and one leaf measures 4 ¾ x 3 3/8 in. (12 x 8.6 cm.)
    Each album inscribed and signed
    Each album dated spring, guiwei year (of the Chongzhen era, 1643)
    One collector’s seal


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    The identity of this calligrapher Huang Ding is unclear, although his inscription indicates that he was a devoted Buddhist and wrote in the midst of the turbulent period at the fall of the Ming dynasty. The owner understands that his family acquired this sutra from a temple in Mount Wutai, with which they had a long association.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE WU MAODING FAMILY COLLECTION