Lot 29: Large Sandstone Head of an Immortal, Ming Dynasty
22 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Provenance: Property of a French noble man, in the family collection since at least 1967
Depiction of an immortal
Highly detailed facial expressions with a gentle smile
Round eyes with inlays (later)
An elaborate headdress with curved elements adorns the head
The wrinkled forehead and the laugh winkles around the mouth are precisely carved
Mounted on a base
Height: c. 47 cm
Good condition consistent with age
The head is in good condition with wear consistent with age. Chips to the left ear and traces around the eyes caused by the insertion of the inlays. The height is c. 47 cm.
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