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    Sale 5905

    Christie's Interiors

    7 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 273

    A CHINESE NORTHERN WEI STYLE BRONZE STELE

    MING OR LATER (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE NORTHERN WEI STYLE BRONZE STELE
    MING OR LATER (1368-1644)
    Modelled with a central Buddha figure flanked by two attendants on an arch formed flaming mandarla ground, raised on a double lotus base upon a flaring rectangular base, the base with incised calligraphy dating the piece to 441AD, and the reverse dating to the 4th year in the reign of Putong (524AD)
    10½in. (26.7cm.) high


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