• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 266

    TWO PAINTED WOOD FIGURES OF SEATED LUOHANS

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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    TWO PAINTED WOOD FIGURES OF SEATED LUOHANS
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    Each seated on a rockwork throne and wearing layered robes bordered in bands of gesso-built patterns, one with plain underrobe, his right hand raised and held with index finger and thumb touching, his face carved with prominent curved eyebrows, the other with flower-patterned underrobe shown holding a scroll in his right hand, the top of his head painted with black hair, both with traces of green, red, white and black pigment
    25½ in. (65 cm.) high (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT AND JEAN SHOENBERG