Lot 478. A rare marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 23cm (9in) high. Est: £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 27,750 (€ 32,211). © Bonhams
Carved with a serene and meditative countenance expressed by a pair of downcast eyes, pursed lips and pendulous ears, framed by tight curls densely covering the head, stand.
Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition, London, 1999, no.1.
Note: See a related example illustrated in China: Cultuur Vroeger en Nu, Ghent, 1979, no.292; see also D.Lion-Goldschmidt and J-C.Moreau-Gobard, Chinese Art: Bronze, Jade, Sculpture, Ceramics, Oxford, 1960, pl.118.
Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 Jun 2021