14 September 2009
A SMALL PAINTED LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA
TANG DYNASTY (618-907), TIANLONGSHAN CAVES
Shown standing in a tribhanga pose with right hand raised holding a globular object and left arm pendent at the side, wearing a pendant-hung necklace, sashes and a diaphanous dhoti rolled at the waist and falling in crisp U-shaped folds against the legs, with traces of white gesso
13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high, stand
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, prior to 1962.
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