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A Chinese Buddha Face â Stucco â Northern Qi

A Chinese Buddha Face – Stucco – Northern Qi

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A stucco face of Buddha mounted on a custom Lucite stand. The face dates from the Six Dynasties style, probably from the Northern Qi dynasty, circa 550-577 AD, by the look of the sweet smile on his expression. The face measures 2" high by 2 3/4" wide by 1 1/4" deep and is in very good condition with very minor wear - mainly a small chip on the nose.

Northern Qi Dynasty was one of the Northern dynasties of Chinese history and ruled northern China from 550 to 577. It was the successor state of Eastern Wei, as Eastern Wei's paramount general Gao Huan was succeeded by his sons Gao Cheng and Gao Yang, who took the throne from Emperor Xiaojing of Eastern Wei in 550 and established Northern Qi as its Emperor Wenxuan.