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Auction Closes At: 12:54:01 12/18/2020
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 297. Tang Lokapala Head & Torso
Estimate: $30,000-$50,000
Current High Bid: $0.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $0.00

Category: Asian Art
Sub Category: China - Early Periods
Culture or Country: China.
Period: Tang dynasty, ca. 619 - 906 A.D.
Size: 13-3/4H.

Description: A lovely gray limestone carving of the robust guardian figure dressed in full armor, the breast plate with a fierce looking relief monster face carved below the belt strap under the circular breasts with snake head rearing between. Though fragmentary the superb carving holds strength, in the swaying torso and the intense stare with bulging eyes (to see all), crows feet at corners, broad nose thick lips surmounted by an upturned moustache and a small goatee beneath. The remnants of hair suggest that it was tied in a top knot. Losses and chips. Custom mounted. This figure was compared to a well known Tang marble torso of a tianwang, a heavenly king, in the provincial museum of Xian, which was exhibited in China. 5000 Years. Innovation and Transformation in the Arts, Guggenheim Museum, NYC, 1998, #167.
Provenance: Private New Jersey collection; Ex. Sothebys, New York, March 27, 2003, lot #17.
Shipping Fee:
National: $79.00
International: $174.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Tang Lokapala Head & Torso

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. UNSOLD LOT $0.00 1 12/18/2020 5:36:52 PM
2. Terlingua $4,000.00 1 12/18/2020 12:45:51 PM
3. 1000 $3,500.00 1 12/18/2020 12:42:09 PM
4. Galba $3,250.00 1 12/18/2020 11:27:03 AM
5. 1000 $2,100.00 1 12/18/2020 10:40:12 AM

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