• Lot 358

    TETE DE LOHAN EN MARBRE BLANC

    CHINE, FIN DE LA DYNASTIE TANG-DEBUT DE LA DYNASTIE LIAO, IXEME-XEME SIECLE

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    TETE DE LOHAN EN MARBRE BLANC
    CHINE, FIN DE LA DYNASTIE TANG-DEBUT DE LA DYNASTIE LIAO, IXEME-XEME SIECLE
    Sculptée avec force et expression, les traits du visage profondément marqués, le menton légèrement prognate, la bouche aux lèvres fines esquissant un léger sourire, le nez busqué, les yeux enfoncés dans leurs orbites, le crâne chauve, le front rehaussé d'un pli semi-circulaire ; socle en métal
    Hauteur: 20,3 cm (8 in.)


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    This head, carved in the specific Hebei white marble, probably depicts Kasyapa. Kasyapa is the most famous of Shakyamuni's disciples. He was a devoted follower who accepted Shakyamuni's clothes when the master died in Kukkutapada. Kasyapa continued to spread the teachings for the preparation of the Future Buddha, Maitreya. He died reputedly wearing Shakyamuni's clothes.

    A close example, although carved in a different stone, is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and illustrated in Hai-Wai Yi-Chen, Chinese Art in Overseas Collections, Buddhist Sculpture II, National Palace Museum, Taipei 1990, pl.133, p.138.

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    Post Lot Text

    A WHITE MARBLE HEAD OF LOHAN
    CHINA, LATE TANG DYNASTY/EARLY LIAO DYNASTY, 9TH/10TH CENTURY