A rare early stone plaque depicting Guanyin and six attendants 13th century
Lot 230
A rare early stone plaque depicting Guanyin and six attendants
13th century
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 30,610) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare early stone plaque depicting Guanyin and six attendants 13th century
A rare early stone plaque depicting Guanyin and six attendants
13th century
The architectural frieze carved in relief with a central figure of a male Guanyin in lalitasana with a high topknot above the serene contemplative face, a long ribbon flowing from the right shoulder over the right arm, the right hand holding a whorled shell and the left hand resting on the left knee, flanked by two shaven attendant monks in mirror image each holding in one hand a small pot and in the other a round bead, beside a further attendant monk, each holding up a musical stone on a long pole with long ribbons flowing over the head of Guanyin, each beside a warrior guardian in full armour and helmet holding up a weapon over one shoulder, each of the five figures on an individual lotus pedestal against an incised backdrop of thickly scrolling cloud-like swirls, an inscription on the reverse and mounted on a low stand; the lot includes the sale catalogue Collection Rubinstein (Paris, 2002).
58.5cm x 28.5cm (23in x 11¾in) (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Inc., New York (label)
    Collection of Monsieur and Madame Arthur Rubinstein, Hotel Des Ventes du Palais, Paris, 3 July 2002, lot 106
    Eskenazi Ltd., London (label)

    Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982) was a Polish-American classical pianist of Jewish extraction, who is widely considered to be one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.

    十三世紀 石雕觀音佛徒板

    來源:紐約Ralph M. Chait Inc.(標籤)
    2002年7月3日於巴黎Hotel Des Ventes du Palais,Collection of Monsieur and Madame Arthur Rubinstein拍賣,拍賣品號106
    倫敦Eskenazi Ltd.(標籤)

    阿圖爾·魯賓斯坦 (1887-1982)是一位擁有猶太血統的波蘭裔美國古典鋼琴家,被公認為二十世紀最傑出的鋼琴家之一。

    The deeply incised curves of the flowing robes and the style of the faces and lotus pedestals suggest a date in the 13th century for the present lot. A related stone carving dated by inscription to AD 1299 from the Collection of Miss A.Getty, Paris, is illustrated by O.Siren, Annales du Musée Guimet, Bibliothèque d'Art, Nouvelle Serie III, Histoire des Arts Anciens de la Chine, La Sculpture de l'Époque Han à l'Époque Ming, Tome III, paris, 1939, pl. 111B.
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