20 September 2000,
Price realised USD 17,625
USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
A Bronze Figure of a 'Walking Buddha'
Thailand, Chiang Sen Style, 16th Century
Finely cast walking on a hexagonal lotus base with both arms extended downwards, wearing a diaphanous robe slung over one shoulder, his face with a benign expression with tightly curled hair surmounted by a flaming cintamani
24½ in. (62.2 cm.) high
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The dating of this sculpture is consistent with the findings of a thermoluminescence test of the core, Oxford sample N199t70.
Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
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