• 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 88

    A SMALL WHITE MARBLE RECTANGULAR BUDDHIST STELE

    6TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SMALL WHITE MARBLE RECTANGULAR BUDDHIST STELE
    6TH CENTURY
    The front and two sides carved with niches, those on the front depicting Maitreya Buddha seated between two bodhisattvas, and in the lower niche Buddha seated on a lotus base with right hand in abhaya mudra and flanked by two acolytes, three of the niches on the sides depicting Buddha and one depicting a standing bodhisattva, the back carved with an apocryphal four-character date reading Long an er nian, corresponding to 398
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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