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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF AJITA
17TH CENTURY
Estimate
3,0004,000
JUMP TO LOT
161
A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF AJITA
17TH CENTURY
Estimate
3,0004,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF AJITA
17TH CENTURY
seated with his right knee raised holding his long eyebrow in his right hand, the long robes falling into neat folds and decorated with stylised ruyi and a central roundel rendered with stylised dragon motifs, the face with a benevolent expression, the opaque stone of a beige tone with darker inclusions 
13.7 cm, 5 3/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Compare a similar soapstone figure of a seated luohan, from the collection of Sir Hans Sloane and donated to the British Museum, London, in 1753, illustrated in R. Soame Jenyns and William Watson, Chinese Art. The Minor Arts II, London, 1965, pl. 182 (left).

 

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