• For the Enjoyment of Scholars: auction at Christies

    Sale 2391

    For the Enjoyment of Scholars: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 859

    A SMALL IVORY FIGURE OF A SEATED SCHOLAR

    16TH/17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SMALL IVORY FIGURE OF A SEATED SCHOLAR
    16TH/17TH CENTURY
    The bearded figure wearing full belted robes and an official's cap shown seated as if leaning on a table as he holds a brush, traces of pigment
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high, separate base


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    Provenance

    Pierre Heckmann, Atelier de Sculpture sur Ivorie, Paris, September 1988.