24 September 2020
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A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT MARBLE HEAD OF BUDDHA
CHINA, SUI DYNASTY (AD 550-618)
The soft, oval face with a serene expression, conveyed by subtly incised arched eyebrows above the large, rounded eyelids of the downcast eyes, and a small chin below the well-delineated mouth set in a subtle smile, with elongated, pendulous earlobes, below the curled hair and ushnisha
11 ¾ in. (29.9 cm.) high, stand
The Collection of David David-Weill (1871-1952), Paris, acquired prior to 1925.
Confiscated from the above by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg during the Nazi occupation of Paris and transferred to the Jeu de Paume, 28 June 1943 (ERR inventory no. DW 2492).
Repatriated to France, 4 March 1946, and subsequently restituted to David David-Weill.
Sotheby's London: The D. David-Weill Collection, 29 February 1972, lot 14.
Eskenazi Ltd., London, 12 February 1979.
The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago.
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O. Sirèn, Chinese Sculpture, 1925, reprinted 1998, vol. II, pl. 333.
London, Eskenazi Ltd., June 1978, no. 21.
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