• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 460

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE FIGURES OF LUOHANS

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE FIGURES OF LUOHANS
    19TH CENTURY
    Each disciple modeled wearing flowing robes and a serene expression on his face, one seated on the back of a Buddhistic lion, a bell in his hand, the other atop a mythical beast and holding a lotus bloom
    17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm.) high (2)


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    Luohans, also known as Arhats or 'Destroyers of the Passions', vary in numbers between sixteen and a hundred and are depicted in Chinese art from the Tang dynasty onwards. As Buddha's apostles they are associated with various mythical beasts and magical attributes.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF