This older hand-carved solid marble sculpture with inscription comes from a 50 year old Chinese antique stone collection formed in the 1970s-1980s. We are offering the last works from this one of a kind group and all date to the 1920s-1940s.
China, a smaller scale fine old hand-carved marble effigy of a standing Buddha or Bodhisattva Guanyin carved in relief against an incised background mandorla including two lohans and two attendants or disciples with flames on edge. The Buddha is guarded below by guardian foo dogs at the sides. It was likely in a private shrine or special Buddhist garden.
On bottom we find evidence of hand carving.
This work of art in all its splendor would make a fine indoor or garden presentation and choice.
Hand-carved. Only one.
Dimensions: 16 inches high and 8.5 inches wide
Provenance: Coming from an old Beijing collection assembled in the 1970s-1980s.
About the Chinese Buddhism:
Chinese Buddhism has shaped Chinese culture in a wide variety of areas including art, politics, literature, philosophy, medicine and material culture.
The translation of a large body of Indian and Nepalese Buddhist scriptures into Chinese and the inclusion of these translations together with works composed in China into a printed canon had far-reaching implications for the dissemination of Buddhism throughout the Chinese cultural sphere, including Korea, Japan, Ryukyu Islands and Vietnam. Chinese stone carvings are among the impressive artistic evidence of the regional spread of this great culture.
Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.
We have been dealing in authentic Japanese and Chinese Fine art, antiquities, garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for 25 years. The president personally travels to Japan and China each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique work of art to ensure its old age, authenticity and quality condition. After accumulating a group, they are imported to Vermont and Maine in large containers. This method keeps shipping costs low and enables us to offer them to you at reasonable prices. We carefully pack and ship to clients all-over the USA and at reasonable shipping costs.
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