Lot 120Korean Painted Gesso and Wood Figure of a Monk
Choson Dynasty, probably 18th century
Wearing a red and green robe tied with a blue sash to one side of his chest, his left hand clenched and resting on his left knee, the right clutching a bell, the face with a benign expression, the figure seated cross-legged on a red rockwork base, the center of the back with a rectangular consecration opening leading to an interior conical cavity. Height 27 inches.
For a similar example:
See Robert Moes, Auspicious Spirits, Korean Folk Paintings and Related Objects, International Exhibitions Foundation, Washington DC, 1983, col. pl. 67.
Sold for $13,750
scattered touch ups overall, standard condition, scattered surface chips and flakes to pigment, missing back plate and base plate, interesting use of color
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