LARGE HEAD OF A SMILING BUDDHA

Starting price:€ 4 000
Auction date:28.04.2017   14:00
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Lot 7LARGE HEAD OF A SMILING BUDDHA
LARGE HEAD OF A SMILING BUDDHA
Grey Stone
China
Northern Dynasties (420-479)
HEIGHT OF HEAD 26 CM, WITH BASE OF 38.7 CM
On this head the very finely formed facial features are particularly decisive. The expression is silent-and smiling happily, the very großbogig drawn Eyebrows highlight the certain Mental. Also here significantly in the amount drawn skull to increase Ushnisha, in the Chinese Rouji. Large rounded chin, narrow, amused mouth, straight nose. This restored, even an earlobe. Ankrustungen due to Erdlagerung that were removed. Between the numerous small, polygonal-cut hair Make curls with a green Patina to bronzes note on storage near by. Overall, a good, impressive condition. Especially in the profile, removed references to the previous art of Gandhara show. Solidly mounted on metal Base. A very similar comparison example is published in a Buddhist Stone Carvings in the Northern Dynasties – The Splendour of Buddhist Statuaries, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan. Another in Buddhist Imagery Art at Longxing Temple of Qingzhou, Zhao Pu-Chu. The Chinese Institute of Buddhist Culture.

Expertise: Wolfmar Zacken

This head of a Buddha as well as the previous cat. No. 6 from a French collection of a noble house, and was since at least 1967 in their possession. The beginnings of this collection go back to Évariste Regis Huc (1813 – 1860), a French missionary and Explorer, widely known for his Crossings of Mongolia, Tibet and China. He is also likely to be the first Europeans who reached 1846 Lhasa. Huc has laid the Foundation for this collection, which was detected in 1967 in a systematic and documented, however without further details of when the objects were acquired.
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