15 - 16 March 2015
A SMALL GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHAN
MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
The emaciated luohan is shown seated with hands held before the body. He wears loose robes draped either side of the bony chest, and a dhoti tied at the waist. His face is crisply carved with prominent cheekbones, short curly beard, mustache and eyebrows, and is set in a contemplative expression. His curly hair is bound by a narrow fillet.
8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high, box
Private collection, Japan, prior to 1941.
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