Lot 178 - A197AS Art Asiatique: Himalaya, Chine - mercredi, 02. juin 2021, 10h00

A LIMESTONE HEAD OF BODHISATTVA GUANYIN.

China, Yuan/Ming dynasty, height 40 cm.
Grey stone with brown patina.

Compare two very similar heads: one in the Metropolitan Museum New York and one in the Rietberg Museum Zurich.

Provenance: Collection of Klaus Clausmeyer (1887–1968), a painter and important collector of non-European art. According to his biography he was fighting in Belgium during World War I when a buddha head came rolling to his feet from a collapsing house. He then started collecting buddhist art and later on increasingly tribal art as well. His collection of African and other tribal art is exhibited in the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne since 1972. This work has been in the possession of his daughter until today.

CHF 15 000 / 25 000

€ 14 020 / 23 360

Vendu pour CHF 67 400 (frais inclus)
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