Lot 125
  • 125

A PAINTED MARBLE DOUBLE BODHISATTVA STELE NORTHERN QI DYNASTY, DATED TO THE FIRST YEAR OF THE QIANMING PERIOD, CORRESPONDING TO 560

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 USD
Sold
250,000 USD
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Description

carved with twin Avalokiteshvara standing side by side in similar poses, each holding a flower bud in the raised proper right hand, wearing a diadem with ribbons hanging down over the shoulders, the robes festooned with numerous sashes crossed over the body and skirt, the bodhisattvas standing barefoot on domed lotus-pedestal bases, backed by a tall peaked mandorla, polychrome painted with halos behind the heads, large flowers between the figures leading up to a white stupa near the apex, the whole supported by the rectangular base, inscribed to each side with a dedicatory inscription and dated the first year of the Qianming period, corresponding to 560
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