Lot 695
  • 695

A SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A SEATED LUOHANBY HUI YI, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY

Estimate
12,000 - 15,000 USD
Sold
81,250 USD
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Description

deftly carved, the deity seated with legs crossed, the hands resting in the lap, the head slightly bowed, dressed in a loose robe falling open at the chest revealing the tied edge of the dhoti and draped in naturalistic folds over the arms and legs, the hem of the robe finely incised with a brocade pattern and inset with a seed pearl and small colored stones, the hair, beard, and eyebrows finely incised and painted in black pigment, the stone transmuting from a golden yellow tone at the head to a coral tone at the legs, the upper back signed Hui Yi
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