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Lot 176. A fine stoneware figure of Arhat Nagasena, China, late Song to early Ming dynasty; height 44.5 cm. Sold for CHF 390 700 (Estimate CHF 100 000 / 150 000 - € 93 460 / 140 190). © Koller

Remains of polychrome paint. He is cleaning his ear in order to better hear the truth.

Provenance: The Mount Trust collection of Chinese Art. Sotheby's Monaco, 27 June 1984, lot 3573 (invoice lost). Swiss private collection.

Published: The Arts of the Sung Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society (Hrsg.), London 1960, ill. 293.

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Note: Compare with a luohan very likely from the same set in the Asian Art Museum San Francisco (Avery Brundage collection), no. B60S319 (dated Yuan).
With a luohan of the same size at Sotheby's HK, 4 December 2015, lot 584, there dated Southern Song.
With another similar piece at Christies NY, 26 March 2010, lot 1238, there dated Song to Ming.

 Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China. Zürich, 30 November 2021