Lot 6
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A WHITE MARBLE INSCRIBED TRIAD GROUP NORTHERN QI DYNASTY, DATED TIANBAO TENTH YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 559 |

Estimate
300,000 - 500,000 USD
Sold
495,000 USD
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Description

the central Buddhist deity seated in the 'pensive pose' on a throne with the proper right leg crossed over the left knee, the right hand and index finger raised to the face in a gesture of deep contemplation, the head crowned, with long sashes hanging over the shoulders and the body dressed in long robes cascading in rounded folds over the legs, the throne backed by a circular mandorla and flanked by two attendant bodhisattvas standing serenely in prayer with smaller mandorlas and simple monk's robes, each figure supported by a tiered, stepped circular double-base underfoot, further supported by a rectangular base, all carved from a single stone, the plinth side and back inscribed with a dedicatory inscription dated to the intercalary month of the tenth year of Tianbao, corresponding to 559, the reverse of the main mandorla with traces of a polychrome painted scene including a haloed deity figure
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