"A finely carved limestone Buddha was seated in dhyanasana upon a lotus throne joined by octagonal column to a wide pedestal base of conforming section and framed by a skirt of pendent of lotus petals with furling peaks,
the Buddha's hand resting in his lap and upon his left knee while emerging from the long robes draped over the shoulders to leave the chest bare and filling in cascading folds over the base,
the face with slender almond eyes and small smiling mouth, flanked by large ears with pendulous lobes beneath the domed ushnisha accented with three spiraling locks of hair, all framed by an integral circular mandorla, ample traces of white ground and pigments overall."
--from the detailed description of The Sotheby's, New York, September 21 2006 ,lot121,
the ancient religious work was from a veteran collector of Taipei.
Date: Tang Dynasty(618-907),
Exhibited at: Taipei Culture and Information Center in Paris(20 May 2003 to 27 Jun 2003), Beaute Du Statuaire Bouddhique,loaned by National Museum of Histury of Taiwan.
Auction: The Sotheby's, New York, September 21 2006.