A sandstone figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 7th/8th century

A sandstone figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 7th/8th century - image-1
A sandstone figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 7th/8th century - image-1

A sandstone figure of Buddha Shakyamuni. 7th/8th century

A sandstone figure of Buddha Shakyamuni seated in meditation, the right hand in dhyana mudra, the left hand is placed on the knee, the face with crisply carved features. Head restuck and nose repaired. 7th/8th century. Mounted.
Height 53.5 cm

The seated Buddha can safely be attributed to the Longmen Caves; compare similar figures and lotus in: The Art of Contemplation: Religious Sculpture from Private Collections, National Palace Museum, Taipei 1997, plate 70 and 74 and Zhongguo shiku Longmen shiku, vol. 1, Beijing/Tokyo 1992

Provenance

Christie's, Amsterdam, 10.12.2002, lot 87

Lot 148 Rα

Estimate:
10.000 € - 12.000 €

Result:
13.640 €