• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 87

    SIX PAINTED FRESCO FRAGMENTS

    KIZIL, TURKESTAN, 6TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SIX PAINTED FRESCO FRAGMENTS
    KIZIL, TURKESTAN, 6TH CENTURY
    One depicting a baluster vase, one depicting the seated Buddha and the remaining four depicting various figures, all in painted wood box frames
    13 to 16½ in. (33 to 42 cm.) high (6)


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    Provenance

    Buddha: von Le Coq's expedition (by repute).
    C.T. Loo, & Co., New York.
    All: Frank Caro, New York, 27 August 1964.


    Literature

    Three: vase, Buddha and seated figure with topknot: C.T. Loo, Inc., Chinese Frescoes of Northern Sung, New York, 1949, cat. nos. N, J and L, respectively (not illustrated).


    Post Lot Text

    See illustration of two