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Auktion: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
wurde versteigert am: 21. März 2013
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A VERY RARE EARLY WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT WATER B...

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Schätzpreis: 80.000 $ - 120.000 $
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A VERY RARE EARLY WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT WATER BUFFALO
LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC
A VERY RARE EARLY WHITE MARBLE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT WATER BUFFALO LATE SHANG DYNASTY, 12TH-11TH CENTURY BC The angular block is carved with the simplified form of a recumbent water buffalo. The legs are carved in flat relief and shown bent under the body, and there is a subtle raised backbone extending from the relief-carved horns to the tail. The ears are outlined in relief while the mouth and hoofs are indicated by a linear outline. The white stone has a worn and stained patina and some surface accretions. 10¾ in. (27.4 cm.) long

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Auktionsdatum: 21.03.2013 - 22.03.2013
Adresse: Christie's
21-22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center