Lot 2046. Extraordinary figure of Bodhidharma

Starting price:€ 80 000
Auction date:12.06.2019   12:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 2046Extraordinary figure of Bodhidharma
China. Qing Dynasty. Probably Qianlong Period (1735-96). 18. Century

Spinatjade-a similar stone with anthracite-coloured veins. Carved with the finest engraving, partly with Gold and ink rubbed. In the Meditation sitting, the Robe in elegant pleats drape the chest can be free with
subtle realism is shown. Also, the face with bulging eyes,
engraved Beard - and hair on your Head shows a masterly Hand. Height 12.5, width 9.8 cm, depth 7.8 cm. On a wooden base, h. 2,2 cm, 11,5x7,8cm. Condition B. rubbed On the front edge. Natural Material Cracks.
Bodhidharma (chin. Damo, to 440-528) is considered the first Patriarch of Chan Buddhism. He will come from Persia or India, and his non-Chinese origin is in the image. His spherical eyeballs, it is because there is the legend that he had cut off the eyelids, from Anger about his falling Asleep in the Meditation. From the discarded songs, the first tea bushes are to be grown.

Provenance:
-Hessian Private Collection. Purchased on-site at the time of the boxer uprising (1900-1901). The figure box was kept in a European wood, wrapped in a monogrammed linen napkin

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