A small marble head of Buddha Tang dynasty | 唐 大理石雕佛首
Property from a French private collection, Rhône-Alpes
A small marble head of Buddha
with a rounded face set in a benevolent expression, detailed with a gentle smile, almond shaped eyes, long pendulous earlobes and a prominent usnisha, wood stand
8.5 cm, 3⅜ in.
Tête de Bouddha en marbre, dynastie Tang, socle bois
Scratches to the left side of the face, otherwise good condition.
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Hotel Drouot, Paris, Etude Piasa, 10th December 2010, lot 395.