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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 634

    A CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA

    SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (960-1368)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA
    SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (960-1368)
    The deity is carved standing on a cloud base, her hair upswept into a topknot and worn beneath a crown. Her face is carved with downcast eyes and her robes are worn loosely draped about her shoulders and are open at her chest to reveal a necklace. A long celestial scarf is draped over her arms. Traces of red pigment remain.
    18 ¾ in. (47.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property from a Private Swiss Collection, amassed between 1963 and 1980.