Asian Antiques from China, Japan & Korea
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #859463 (stock #859463 )
Eastern Wei dynasty, 534–550 AD
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

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