04 mars 2019

A painted marble double bodhisattva stele, Northern Qi dynasty, dated to the first year of the qianming period, 560

Lot 125. A painted marble double bodhisattva stele, Northern Qi dynasty, dated to the first year of the qianming period, corresponding to 560. Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot Sold 250,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's carved with twin Avalokiteshvara standing side by side in similar poses, each holding a flower bud in the raised proper right hand, wearing a diadem with ribbons hanging down over the shoulders, the robes festooned with numerous sashes... [Lire la suite]