16 - 17 September 2010
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION
A GREY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY, EARLY 6TH CENTURY, LONGMEN CAVES, HENAN PROVINCE
Shown seated with right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left hand in varada mudra, wearing robes falling in loose folds around the body and in a cascade of rhythmic folds almost entirely obscuring the legs, the face with long, thin nose, and full lips drawn in a tender smile, and eyes cast downwards in serene contemplation, all framed by the elongated earlobes and the prominent rounded usnisa
9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high, wood stand
Ming's, Honolulu, prior to 1951.
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Honolulu Academy of Arts, 15 February - 2 April 1951.
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