Lot 2705. A massive grey stone head of Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 20 ¾ in. (53 cm. high). Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 812,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.
The monumental head is carved with a serene expression, the downcast tear-shaped eyes half closed in mediation below a high-relief urna in the centre of the forehead, above the pursed lips and between long pendulous ear lobes, the hair in tight curls rising to a high usnisha, stand.
Provenance: Chang Wei Hwa & Co., Taipei, acquired in 1992.
Christie's. Glories of Buddhist Art, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019