A rare head of a Buddhist monk sculpted in stone.
Even though it shows a lot of wear, the powerful and serene expression have been maintained.
Early Chinese stone sculptures are quite rare and very valuable.
The head is mounted on a mahogany pedestal and the total height is 105 mm.
Origin: the seller guarantees this object was procured in a legal way and has bin in his possession for about 9 years.
Before that it was in a German collection for an unknown amount of time.
Can you add this info in the description, thanks
Provenance: The Supplier warrants that is has obtained this lot in a legal manner
Purchased by the current owner on 2011 in Belgium
Collected since: 1972
Previous owners history: private collection
The seller can prove that the lot was obtained legally, provenance statement seen by Catawiki
Important information: The seller guarantees that he is entitled to ship this lot
The seller will take care that any necessary permits will be arranged
The seller will inform the buyer about this if this takes more than a few days
- Head of a Buddhist monk
- Tang Dynasty (618-907)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Reasonable condition, see description
- 55×45×42 mm