A Limestone Buddha Head, Northern QI Dynasty
A Limestone Buddha Head, Northern QI Dynasty

A Limestone Buddha Head, Northern QI Dynasty

549 to 577 China

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£40,000 gbp
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Of Qingzhou type, Shangdong Province

Stylistically similar to the Qingzhou hoard of buddhist stone sculptures, discovered in 1996, which had lain buried since the twelfth century at the site of the Longxing Temple in Qingzhou, Shandong Province.
Excavated fragment
Hong Kong collection
Return of the Buddha, The Qingzhou Discoveries, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2002, a standing Buddha, cat. no. 21., page 125.
Dimensions
Height 29.00 cm (11.42 inches)
Stock Code
1102
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