19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,250
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 12,000
AN UNUSUAL LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF WENSHU SEATED ON A LION
The immortal shown with the right hand raised in vitarka mudra and the left hand holding an open book, wearing loose robes carved to suggest gnarled wood, seated in an animated posture atop a lion with bulging eyes, broad nose, thick eyebrows, and mouth open baring the teeth and tongue, the eyes of both figures inlaid in black glass, with traces of black lacquer over a red lacquer ground
18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm.) high
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