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A limestone figure of a bodhisattva Sui dynasty | 隋 石灰岩雕菩薩立像

A limestone figure of a bodhisattva Sui dynasty | 隋 石灰岩雕菩薩立像

A limestone figure of a bodhisattva Sui dynasty | 隋 石灰岩雕菩薩立像

A limestone figure of a bodhisattva

Sui dynasty

隋 石灰岩雕菩薩立像


portrayed standing holding an amphora in the left hand, adorned with necklaces, a medallion, long beaded chains and scarves drawn through a ring below the waist, the headdress ornamented with beaded chains and ribbons that hang down and frame the angular face with broad flat nose and prominent lips, backed by the remnants of a halo, mounted on stand

h. 40.6 cm

The figure has been broken below the head and carefully refixed. As visible in the catalogue photo, there are bruises and losses throughout the torso. There are traces of original gilt lacquer and red pigment.


菩薩立像頸部有修。除圖片可見邊沿磕失外,亦見漆金及紅彩痕跡。


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Collection of Egon Zerner, and thence by descent.

An Ohioan private collection.

Sotheby's New York, 17th September 2014, lot 420.


Egon Zerner 收藏,此後家族傳承

俄亥俄州私人收藏

紐約蘇富比2014年9月17日,編號420

Die Sammlung Egon Zerner, Berlin, 1924, cat. no. 31.


《Die Sammlung Egon Zerner》,柏林,1924年,編號31

The present lot shares features of Sui dynasty sculpture from Shaanxi province, such as the oversized head with a squarish jaw, deeply grooved eyebrows, prominent lips, a slight hint of a waist above the ring through which the scarves are drawn, and elaborate jewelry draped over a rigid upright body. A larger example is illustrated in Rene-Yvon Lefebvre d'Argence, Chinese, Korean and Japanese Sculpture in the Avery Brundage Collection, Tokyo, New York, 1974, no. 76; and other examples are also illustrated in Osvald Sirén, Chinese Sculpture from the Fifth to the Fourteenth Century, vol. 3, New York, 1925, pls 265, 266A, 267A and 268B. A figure of similar proportions was sold at Christie's New York, 19th September 2006, lot 138.