Lot 2695

A large Buddha head carved in volcanic rock, Borobudur/Java, 9th century

Works of Art, Antiquities | A80kua | Live auction | 194 Lots

Hammer price € 58,000

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Description

The fully sculptured, larger-than-life sized head in dark grey andesite. The face of the Buddha beautifully crafted with downcast eyes, exuding an aura of internalisation, peace and dignity. The hair is arranged in fine curls, bound to form an ushnisha. Mounted on a modern pedestal. Height 41 cm, overall height 49 cm.
Provenance: From the collection of Joseph Maximilian Hartl (1888-1957), German consul in Fuzhou as of 1925. By all accounts, he acquired this head during his first visit to Borobudur in February 1912. The head has been part of a South German family estate ever since.


Condition:II - III

General Information

Day 2 of our live auction "Works of Art" includes 194 lots. The auction starts on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:00 o'clock (lot no. 2525 - 2718). The pre-sale viewing will take place from Wednesday, 6.11. until Sunday, 10.11., and on Sunday, 17.11.2019 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).