19 March 2008
A KESI PANEL OF BUDAI
LATE QING DYNASTY
Finely woven with mischievous boys crawling over the large figure of the jovial Budhai holding a rosary in his right hand, wearing robes decorated with foliate tendrils tied and loosely draped around his naked, corpulent torso, one of the boys holding one of his shoes, all woven in pale colors and fine gold-wrapped thread on a duck egg-blue ground
21 5/8 x 16 in. (55 x 40.7 cm.), laid down on board
Phillips, London, late 1970s.
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