Lot 3602
  • 3602

A HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND SUPERBLY CARVED SANDSTONE FIGURE OF A BODHISATTVA TANG DYNASTY

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superbly sculpted in the form of a bodhisattva seated in lalitasana on a rockwork plinth with the right foot resting on a lotus pod, the bodhisattva rendered with the right elbow bent and left handle gently placed atop the left leg, the poised figure adorned with a celestial billowing scarf and clad in a loose dhoti with drapery elegantly cascading in folds around the legs and the plinth, the bare upper torso skilfully rendered with a slender waist with well-defined muscular contours, below an exquisitely carved necklace fashioned with beaded and scrolling motifs suspending jewelled cords, the dignified figure powerfully modelled with a serene countenance below a high topknot
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