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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION

A BOXWOOD FIGURE OF BODHIDHARMA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 HKD
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3034

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION

A BOXWOOD FIGURE OF BODHIDHARMA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
70,00090,000
LOT SOLD. 87,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A BOXWOOD FIGURE OF BODHIDHARMA
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the bald deity standing barefoot, depicted wearing long robes falling loosely off one shoulder and revealing his bare chest, the hems incised with a chevron band, his hands held within the long sleeves in front of his lower chest, the bamboo smoothly patinated to a chestnut-brown tone
15.3 cm, 6 in.
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Catalogue Note

The present figure of Bodhidharma is especially notable for its fine modelling; the robes fall in naturalistic folds, entirely covering the figure’s hands and creating an attractive contrast with the bare chest and bald head. Furthermore, the surface has been expertly finished to enhance the warm and attractive colour of the wood.

Compare a slightly larger figure of an ascetic included in the exhibition Wood from the Scholar's Table. Chinese Hardwood Carvings and Scholar's Articles, Altfield Gallery, Hong Kong, 1984, cat. no. 94. See also one attributed to the late Ming dynasty in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings, Hong Kong, 2001, no. 14. 

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