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Auktion: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
wurde versteigert am: 19. September 2013
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A RARE SMALL DARK GREY STONE DAOIST STELE

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Schätzpreis: 12.000 $ - 15.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:  47.500 $
Los-Nr. 1510, Aufrufe: 36

A RARE SMALL DARK GREY STONE DAOIST STELE
TANG DYNASTY, DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO AD 719
A RARE SMALL DARK GREY STONE DAOIST STELE TANG DYNASTY, DATED BY INSCRIPTION TO AD 719 The front is carved with a central figure of the deified sage Laozi shown seated behind a u-shaped arm rest, flanked by acolytes standing on lotus-pod supports rising from the same stalk which also supports Laozi. The figures are carved in relief within an arched recess above a flat panel finely engraved with two female figures and two male figures flanking an inscription, which is carved in four columns of kaishu calligraphy recording the donor's name as 'Li Hongsi' and the date as Kaiyuan qi nian si yue shi er ri , which may be read as the 7th year, 4th month, 12th day of the Kaiyuan reign, corresponding to 719. 7¾ inches (19.7 cm) high

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Auktionsdatum: 19.09.2013 - 20.09.2013
Adresse: Christie's
19-20 September 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center