Lot 558
  • 558

A 'HUANGHUASHI' STONE STELE OF A BUDDHIST TRIAD SUI DYNASTY, DATED FIFTEENTH YEAR OF THE KAIHUANG PERIOD, CORRESPONDING TO 595 |

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
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Description

carved in high relief with a triad of deities framed within the stone niche, the central seated Amitabha Buddha with two bodhisattva figures, Avalokiteshvara and Mahastamaprapta, on either side, the Buddha with the hands in varada mudra and abhaya mudra, above a lotus-petal base with traces of applied polychrome, the sides and back of the stele neatly carved with a dedicatory inscription and date, the 15th year of the Kaihuang period, corresponding to 595, wood stand, Japanese box (4)

Provenance

Japanese Private Collection, Tokyo, since the 1920s.

Literature

Saburo Matsubara, Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: A study based on bronze and stone statues other than works from cave temples, Tokyo, 1966, pl. 200b.
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