Height: 27 ½ in. (70 cm.) of the main figure without stand
Width: 28 in. (71 cm.)
A carved and engraved limestone stele fragment of Buddha and one remaining attendant standing on a flowering lotus, a dragon between them.
For limestone figures with similar clothing and accessories see Buddhist Sculptures – New Discoveries from Qingzhou, Shandong Province (Hong Kong Museum of Art: 2001), cat. no. 8, p 140.
Microscopic and chemical analysis have been performed by Orenda Laboratories and support the above dating.
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Works of Art (2009), cat. no. 99