14 September 2009
A SMALL WHITE MARBLE RECTANGULAR BUDDHIST STELE
The front and two sides carved with niches, those on the front depicting Maitreya Buddha seated between two bodhisattvas, and in the lower niche Buddha seated on a lotus base with right hand in abhaya mudra and flanked by two acolytes, three of the niches on the sides depicting Buddha and one depicting a standing bodhisattva, the back carved with an apocryphal four-character date reading Long an er nian, corresponding to 398
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1978.
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