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Lot 765. A stone head of a bodhisattva, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 14 1⁄2 in. (37 cm.) high, black marble standEstimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000Unsold. © 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 DrManuel Gottlieb.

ProvenanceBache Collection, by repute.
Ephron Gallery, purchased in 1945, by repute.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022