Seated In Meditation
Wei Dynasty, circa: 386-556 A.D.
8 in.(20cm), W 3.75 in.(9.5cm), D 2.75 in.(7cm)
Condition: Good. Inscripted Date
seated in meditation with wish-fulfilling pearl, in the style of the Wei Dynasty,
with its characteristic linear rhythms and its delight in energy contained by
symmetry. Heavily patinated with layers of deposits of minerals in a combination
of verdigris washes and sand-colored granulation. Additionally the surface exhibits
an allover minutely pebbled texture which can be caused by the action of various
minerals over a long period of time, and is called the “long-buried look” by archaeologists.
Nevertheless, in the absence of documentation corroborating the antiquity of the
work, we are listing it as a later copy. Possibly made during Ming dynasty (1368-1644).
This gentle figure conveys the composure and dignity of its subject, emanating
a quality of peaceful optimism. Well cast with hand chasing in the hair, engraved
inscription of Wei Dynasty date.
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