• 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 1239

    A LARGE WOOD TORSO OF BUDDHA

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE WOOD TORSO OF BUDDHA
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
    The large torso shown wearing a priest's robe secured at the left shoulder over an underrobe tied with a knotted sash, the chest exposed above the graceful curve of a scarf, the face carved with gentle expression below hair pulled back from the forehead to frame a small round usnisa, traces of pigment
    48 in. (122 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    In the United States since 1923 or earlier.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE HARVARD ART MUSEUM, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ASIAN ACQUISITIONS FUND