Lot 113
  • 113

A MASSIVE POLYCHROMED CARVED WOOD HEAD OF A BODHISATTVA SONG / JIN DYNASTY

Estimate
300,000 - 400,000 USD
Sold
509,000 USD
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Description

carved in the round from a single trunk section, the full fleshy face with straight nose flanked by wide arched brows above heavily lidded eyes inset with black glass, the forehead carved with a circular recess to hold the urna, the plump pouty lips accented by a finely-painted moustache, the features all framed by pendulous ears and neatly-dressed hair, pulled up beneath an elaborate tiered crown with a central band of pierced foliate scrolls set between tiers of stylized clouds, centered with a lotus blossom surrounded by clouds beneath a flaming mandorla where the identifying attribute once stood, decorated with polychrome and gold pigments, metal mounts
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