A carved limestone head of a fasting Luohan Song dynasty | 宋 石灰石雕羅漢首像
Property from a French private collection, Rhône-Alpes
A carved limestone head of a fasting Luohan
with an emaciated face and downcast eyes set in a meditative gaze
16.4 cm, 6½ in.
Tête de Luohan émaciée en grès sculpté, dynastie Song
16.4 公分， 6½英寸
Losses to the nose, lower lip and chin, chips to the forehead above both eyes and losses the the right ear.
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Mrs Neff collection, Rhones Alpes
Aquired by the father of the present owner during the late 1970s.
Neff 女士珍藏， 法國羅納斯-阿爾卑斯