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    • Limestone Buddha
    • Limestone Buddha
    Limestone Buddha

    Six Dynasties art from the Norman A. Kurland collection part two

    1 November - 24 November, 2018

    Click here to view Giuseppe Eskenazi discussing the collection

    From 1 to 24 November 2018, Eskenazi Limited will show the second part of the collection of Norman A. Kurland, a renowned American film and television agent who over a period of four decades has assembled the most important private collection of art and sculpture from the Six Dynasties period (220 to 581 AD). The exhibition follows the success of Part one which was held in November 2017 and which attracted great attention with works now residing in museum and private collections. Part two will feature thirty-eight works including two highly important early Buddhist sculptures alongside rare and exceptional examples of earthenware, metalwork and textiles.

    Limestone Buddha

    Northern Qi period, 550 - 577 

    A remarkable feature of this Buddha is that his robes would once have been completely painted with Buddhist scenes - the extensive remains of pigments and gold leaf are still visible on the front and back of the figure. Such scenes usually show the six ‘Realms of Rebirth’, featuring deities, people, animals and demons, often within a rectangular grid.

    Height: 57.0cm