A set of eighteen carved ivory luohan  19th Century
Lot 5019Y
A set of eighteen carved ivory luohan 19th Century
Sold for US$ 506,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
A set of eighteen carved ivory luohan
19th Century
Each Buddhist disciple simply but subtly portrayed with an individuated expression on his face, his robes falling in soft cascading folds as he stands holding an identifying attribute, each of which is intricately rendered with incised details, the surfaces of each sculpture tinted with a pale sepia wash and understated black highlights.
10 1/2in (27cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased in Tianjin circa 1940
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