Lot 765. A stone head of a bodhisattva, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 14 1⁄2 in. (37 cm.) high, black marble stand. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022
The face is carved with a small mouth and half-lidded eyes below elegant brows, finely coiffed hair, and a prominent urna. The elaborate crown is decorated in the center with Amitabha Buddha seated on a lotus throne, surrounded by scrolls of floral medallions.
Property Formerly in the Collection of Doris Gottlieb Brickner and Dr. Manuel Gottlieb.
Provenance: Bache Collection, by repute.
Ephron Gallery, purchased in 1945, by repute.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022