Subject:Re: inscriptions on Buddhist triad
Posted By: Jean Tue, Oct 20, 2020
Many, many thanks Mr Nagy for having taken the time to offer your help.
I have one more question.
The seller states (obviously...) that his sculpture is "authentic".
However, I guess that the Chinese language has had some evolution between the Vth century and modern times.
In other words, do you see, in the text, any sign of antiquity? I mean some typically old-fashioned word or phrase, some specificity of the letters design etc which a recent Chinese sculptor, say, of the XIXth or early XXth century, could certainly not know (except a very lettered one); or, on the contrary, any sign of modernity which would demonstrate that the text was written by a (relatively) recent sculptor.
Once again, many thanks