17 September 2008
A RARE PAINTED BUDDHIST WALL FRESCO
Painted in the Tang dynasty style with a full-cheeked celestial female dancer amidst billowing clouds, one arm raised and the other extended within loosely draped sleeves, her long scarfs and ribbons fluttering and swirling around her, her hair pulled up in an elaborate jeweled coiffure
30 5/8 x 17 7/8 in. (77.5 x 45.5 cm.), framed and glazed
Albert M. Bender (1866-1941).
Acquired by the University of California, Berkeley, Art Museum, 1933, and deaccessioned in 2001.
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