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Auction: Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art
was auctioned on: 22 March 2019
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A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT GILDED GREY STONE FIGURE OF BUDDHA

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Estimate: US$1,200,000 - US$1,800,000
Price realised:  US$1,455,000
Lot number 1610, Views: 117

A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT GILDED GREY STONE FIGURE OF BUDDHA NORTHERN QI DYNASTY (AD 550-577) The slender, elegant figure is shown standing on top of a socle with right hand raised in abhayamudra , in the attitude of 'do not fear', and the left hand held in varadamudra , the gesture of gift-giving. He wears a simplified sanghati bearing traces of patchwork pattern that falls to above his feet and clings to the contours of his body. The face is carved with a serene expression, and the hair and rounded ushnisha are painted black while the remainder of the figure is covered in gold leaf, with traces of red pigment on the mouth and black pigment on the eyes and brows. 27 ¾ in. (70.5 cm.) high, stand Provenance Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1978. Important Chinese Works of Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collection , Christie's New York, 1 December 1994, lot 166. Property from a Private New York Collector; Christie's New York, 18 September 2003, lot 181.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art
Date of the auction: 22 Mar 2019
Address: Christie's
New York