• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1240

    A LARGE WOOD SEATED FIGURE OF BUDDHA

    YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY, 13TH-16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE WOOD SEATED FIGURE OF BUDDHA
    YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY, 13TH-16TH CENTURY
    Shown seated in padmasana with right arm raised, wearing a priest's robes secured by a ring tied to a cord at the left shoulder over a dhoti gathered above the waist by a knotted sash, the full face carved with serene expression below the hair which is dressed in curls surrounding the rounded usnisa, traces of pigment
    43 in. (109.2 cm.) high


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    Very similar treatment of the face, hair, body and robes can be found on a smaller (25¼ in. high) wood figure of the seated Buddha illustrated by A. Priest, Chinese Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1944, pl. CX, cat. no. 63.

    Provenance

    In the United States since before 1960.