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Stone head of Buddha, China, Liao dynasty

Stone head of Buddha, China, Liao dynasty


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 330924

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Large stone head of a Buddha. Serene face with the eyes cast down, a small flat nose and a small, slightly pointed mouth. The ears with thick earlobes stand off the head. The hair is done in a conical shape. The plump, flat face with the small mouth and nose are typical for the Liao period (907 - 1125). On the ears and in the face traces of gilt lacquer. Also traces of a yellowish lacquer that may have served as a basis to apply the gold to. On the lips and on the ushnisha rests of red lacquer. Excellent condition. This must once have been a splendid piece. Mounted on base.
Height 14 inches, without the base.
Excellent condition.

Provenance:
Collection Ezekiel Schloss
Collection Richard Ravenal, NY
Carole Davenport, NY