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Main de Bouddha en jade blanc sculpté. Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXE siècle. photo Sotheby's

en forme de citron digité avec un autre plus petit sur le côté, sur leur branche noueuse feuillagée; 14 cm, 5 1/2 in. Est. 15,000—20,000 EUR. Lot Sold 18,750 EUR

NOTE: The Buddha's hand citron, which takes its name from the shape of the fruit who looks like the idealised digiform fingers of the Buddha, has a strong fragrance and is used as an altar offering during the New Year Celebration.

Sotheby's. Asian Art, 16 Dec 10, Paris www.sothebys.com