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2. Chinese Tang dynasty dated marble Buddhist stele
China
Tang Dynasty
marble
76 cms
Chinese Tang dynasty dated marble Buddhist stele

A rare Chinese marble Buddhist stele carved with inset images of Buddha within arch-shaped cartouches, one side with an incised image of standing Buddha and one with two lion panels, inscribed on all sides with the complete Heart Sutra.

Tang dynasty. Dated 6th Day, 4th Month, 4th Year of the Tang Changqing reign, corresponding to 4th February 824 AD.

Provenance: A deceased estate in Essex, UK.

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Detail: alternate view #1
Detail: alternate view #2
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