6 November 2007
A MING CAST IRON FIGURE OF A LUOHAN
DATED HONGZHI FOURTEENTH YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1501
Cast seated on an openwork triangular base, his legs crossed and hands held together over the lap and concealed within loose robes, the head inclined slightly forward, the face with bushy eyebrows, moustache and beard and looking slightly down, the reverse with a dated dedicatory inscription, some minor pigments remaining to the robes
25¼ in. (64 cm.) high
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