London, South Kensington
9 November 2008
A THAI FRAGMENTARY STONE HEAD OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI
Modelled with serene expression, aquiline nose and pouting lips, the headdress, ears and sides of the face with gilt-lacquered decoration
The head - 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
The Collection of the late L. van Lier, Blaricum.
The Property of a Dutch Lady; Christie's Amsterdam, 21 November 2001, lot 179.
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Buddha Shakyamuni 'the Sage of the Shakya's', was born in Lumbini in the foothills of the Himalayas. He attained enlightenment in Bodhgaya, tunred the wheel of the Dharma in Sarnath and died in Kushinagar.
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