20 août 2009

A rare dated limestone four-sided Buddhist memorial pillar. Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 574

A rare dated limestone four-sided Buddhist memorial pillar. Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 574, and of the period. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 Three sides carved with niches framing images of Buddha flanked by two standing bodhisattvas, on one side Buddha is seated on a pedestal throne above a cintamani flanked by kneeling figures, with two lions in a panel below, on the reverse Maitreya Buddha is seated on a throne below a draped canopy, with an inscription carved below, on one of the narrow... [Lire la suite]
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