• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

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

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 90

    A SMALL PAINTED LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907), TIANLONGSHAN CAVES

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL PAINTED LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907), TIANLONGSHAN CAVES
    Shown standing in a tribhanga pose with right hand raised holding a globular object and left arm pendent at the side, wearing a pendant-hung necklace, sashes and a diaphanous dhoti rolled at the waist and falling in crisp U-shaped folds against the legs, with traces of white gesso
    13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high, stand


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    Provenance

    Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, prior to 1962.


    Exhibited

    The Columbia University Exhibition of Three Thousand Years of the Ceramic Art and Ancient Sculpture of China from the Sackler Collections, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, New York, 20 November 1962 - 18 January 1963, no. S-1010.