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    • Limestone Bust of Buddha
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    Limestone Bust of 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 Bust of Buddha

    Northern Qi period, 550 - 577 

    The spirituality of Buddha is vividly evoked in this limestone bust by the beautifully carved, well-proportioned face and the expression of deep meditation. A number of the iconographic features associated with Buddha are present, such as long earlobes, the ushnisha or bump on top of his head symbolizing wisdom, hair arranged in curls, smooth skin and gently curved shoulders. The beautiful and well-proportioned exterior figure was intended to reflect a corresponding inner spiritual attainment.

    Height: 57.0cm