A BEIGE SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A RECLINING LUOHAN, 17TH / 18TH CENTURY
A BEIGE SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF A RECLINING LUOHAN
17TH / 18TH CENTURY
十七 / 十八世紀 壽山石雕笑獅羅漢臥像
the broad face with a gentle smile directed toward the Buddhist lion cub nuzzled under the left arm, loose robes falling over the body, the fabric finely incised with cloud pattern with traces of gilt, remnants of black and red pigments in the carefully articulated facial features and hair of the luohan and lion, the stone shifting from creamy ivory at one end to caramel tones at the other and with patches of red and black, wood stand (2)
Length 4⅞ in., 12.4 cm
There is a crack across the figure's legs and extending to the underside, small losses to the lion's tail and the drapery, and scattered minute nicks.
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Please note that this lot includes a stand, frame or other component made from a type of Chinese hardwood, which, if exported, will require a CITES permit to leave the United States.
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Collection of William Boyce Thompson (1869-1930), and thence by descent.
William Boyce Thompson (1869-1930) 收藏，此後家族傳承