Lot 906. A stone Buddhist stele, 6th-7th century; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.
Carved on one side with Maitreya Buddha seated at the center with his legs pendent and each foot resting on an individual lotus base, flanked by two bodhisattvas standing on lotus bases, the reverse carved with a pair of standing bodhisattvas flanking the Buddha seated in dhyanasana at the center of an arched niche, above a frieze of two lions flanking a censer.
Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1970.
Literature: The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynnn Alsdorf, Chicago, 1970, no. S15.
Exhibited: Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, 21 September -13 November 1970.
Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020