Chinese Schist Statue of a Standing Buddha
Chinese, Northern Wei
67 cm H
Description This elegant, elongated statue of the standing Buddha captures the solemnity and presence of the divine man. His robes captured in flow, his hands raised in benediction, this figure straddles the realm between a corporeal being and an immaterial presence. The drapery recalls the work's transient nature while the pose reflects serenity, effortlessness and the unchanging. This is a moving work of art that depicts some of the most elusive qualities of the Buddha and Chinese Buddhist doctrine.
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