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Chinese Wei Stone Head, Longmen Caves, ex-Parke Bernet

Lot 0036B Details

Description
China, Northern Wei Dynasty, ca. 386 -534 BCE. A rare and very important stone head of a Bodhisattva. Carved of gray schist, the long, slender face flanked by elongated ears and carved with full mouth and straight nose rising to curved brows elegantly arched over the eyes, the head surmounted by a flared crown. Size: 6.25"H (15.9 cm).

A similar head from the same period, same caves, recently hammered for $158,500 at Christie's, September 2010, Sale 2509, Lot 986.

Provenance: Published, Parke Bernet, Chinese Art from Collection of Tonying & Co, April 5, 1956. Receipt from sale available.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#113077
Condition
Fragmentary, but excellent.
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Chinese Wei Stone Head, Longmen Caves, ex-Parke Bernet

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$20,000
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$25,000
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$9,500
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0036B: Chinese Wei Stone Head, Longmen Caves, ex-Parke Bernet

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$9,500
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Est.
$20,000
-
$25,000
Starting Price
$9,500
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 22.5%

Lot 0036B Details

Description
...
China, Northern Wei Dynasty, ca. 386 -534 BCE. A rare and very important stone head of a Bodhisattva. Carved of gray schist, the long, slender face flanked by elongated ears and carved with full mouth and straight nose rising to curved brows elegantly arched over the eyes, the head surmounted by a flared crown. Size: 6.25"H (15.9 cm).

A similar head from the same period, same caves, recently hammered for $158,500 at Christie's, September 2010, Sale 2509, Lot 986.

Provenance: Published, Parke Bernet, Chinese Art from Collection of Tonying & Co, April 5, 1956. Receipt from sale available.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113077
Condition
...
Fragmentary, but excellent.

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