11 juillet 2020

A finely carved white marble standing figure of a monk, probably Ananda, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 104. A finely carved white marble standing figure of a monk, probably Ananda, Tang dynasty (618-907); 54 cm, 21 1/4  in. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,500,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. sensuously carved standing on a facetted lotus pedestal with the feet pointing outwards, the hands depicted gently clasped before the subtly rounded waist with one hand over the other, superbly portrayed dressed in loose voluminous robes opening at the... [Lire la suite]