Ancient Chinese Buddha Sculpture Sui Dynasty
A magnificent museum quality authentic antique ,ancient Chinese marble Buddhist stele (sculpture), Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) centering a standing Buddha in long robe, with his hair drawn up into the usnisa, on a lotus base supported by two animals resting on the rectangular plinth base, flanked by four Bodhisattvas also wearing robes and standing on lotus flowers under a flaming mandorla.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 50.8 cm (20 inches). Width: 29.3 cm (11 1/2 inches. Weight approximately: 14 lb.
CONDITION: Broken off at one of the back corners, some cracks and old repairs, as one would expect from a 1400 year old piece, showing its excellent age patina.
Due to the fact that the market is flooded by reproductions of Chinese antiques which for inexperienced collectors look the same, we would like to inform our clients that this is a 100% authentic antique Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) stele, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.