• 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 89

    A SMALL WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF THE SEATED BUDDHA

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF THE SEATED BUDDHA
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    Shown seated in padmasana on a pedestal base carved with lotus petals, with left hand resting on the left leg, wearing layered robes that also cover the left foot and fall in graceful folds around the body and over the edges of the upper platform carved in back with further lotus petals, with traces of dark green, red and black pigment
    11 1/8 in. (28.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1978.