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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 360

    A LIMESTONE HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LIMESTONE HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The face with crisply carved features, the eyes slightly open beneath the chiseled curve of the elongated brows that continue back almost to the hairline where sections of the hair are looped over the earlobes, the rest of the hair drawn up and bound with a fillet tied with ribbons falling behind the ears and attached to a strap that rises from a boss in front and continues up over the topknot, with traces of black and red pigment
    8¾ in. (21.6 cm.) high, black stone base


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 8 March 1966.