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Mehmet Hassan
Asian Art

Seated marble torso of the Buddha
China Hebei Province
Sui /Tang Dynasty, 6-7th Century
White marble
Height 89cm

A monumental polished marble torso of the Buddha carved fully in the round in a style reminiscent of sculpture from the Hellenistic world.

Seated on a throne with a draped cover the Buddha conveys a sense of majestic power and sublime beauty. The pleated robe is elegantly draped over the left shoulder leaving the right breast exposed. A simple belt tied with a stylised knot circles the waist.

all text, images Mehmet Hassan

 

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