A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha
Lot 8009
A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha
Sold for US$ 52,500 inc. premium

Asian Decorative Arts

25 Jun 2013, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Lot Details
Property from the Collection of Dr. Stephen Chase
A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha
A carved lapis lazuli figure of the Buddha
Depicted seated in the mudra and asana of meditation (dhyana) supporting a beggar's bowl on his upturned palms, attired in loose fitting monk's robes open at the chest but covering both shoulders, the wide face bearing a joyful and serene expression framed by pendulous earlobes and sharply carved curls of hair surrounding a prominent globular urna and ushnisha; the stone of dark blue hue amid numerous prominent veins of gray and white beneath shiny metallic colored flecks.
7in (18cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    originally from the Joseph Levine Collection in the United Kingdom, acquired in the 1970s
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