• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 128

    A MOUNTED STONE FRAGMENT OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA

    NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY (386-535)

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    A MOUNTED STONE FRAGMENT OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA
    NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY (386-535)
    The bodhisattva seated in bhadrasana holding the right hand in abhayamudra, dressed in long robes tied at the waist and draped over the legs leaving the feet exposed, the face with a serene expression and framed by long pendulous ears, the hair neatly arranged into a high chignon
    The fragment 8 in. (20.5 cm) long


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    Provenance

    The Collection of Gregory & Mia Henderson

    Gregory Henderson was a renowned author and Harvard professor, specialising in Korea. The Hendersons lived in Seoul from 1958 to 1963 when Mr. Henderson served as Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy and where he acquired most of the pieces in his collection.