Lot 56. A stone figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 60.3 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 HKD. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the slender figure standing gracefully in diaphanous robes falling in elegant pleats embellished with beaded jewellery, the benevolent face flanked by pendulous ears surmounted by a jewelled headdress.