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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 632

    A PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA

    SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (960-1368)

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    A PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA
    SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (960-1368)
    The graceful bodhisattva stands on a lotus throne with his hips swayed slightly to the left, and wears a shawl, a necklace, a scarf tied across his torso and a long flowing dhoti. His hair is tied in a topknot behind the foliate crown that is carved with a small figure of Buddha. There are traces of gilt and black pigment visible.
    18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property from a Private Swiss Collection, amassed between 1963 and 1980.