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A SMALL DARK GREY STONE RELIEF HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA
A SMALL DARK GREY STONE RELIEF HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA

NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, LATE 5TH-EARLY 6TH CENTURY

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A SMALL DARK GREY STONE RELIEF HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, LATE 5TH-EARLY 6TH CENTURY Probably from Longmen, the face carved with gentle, smiling expression, the delicate features framed by the long, pendulous ears and neat hairline below a tall tripartite crown, the back roughly sheared 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high, wood stand

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Compare the similar Northern Wei small dark grey stone head from the Falk Collection sold in our New York rooms, 20 September 2001, lot 220.

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