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Christies Sells Buddha Sculpture For $14.3 Million

Christies Sells Buddha Sculpture for $14.3 Million

A newly discovered wooden sculpture of a Buddha that had religious objects sealed in its torso for 800 years sold for $14.3 million, setting a world record for any Japanese work of art, Christie’s auction house said. The seated figure of Dainichi Nyorai, or the supreme Buddha, is attributed to Unkei, considered one of the two best sculptors of the early Kamakura period in the 1190s, when the most highly regarded Buddhist art was produced.

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March 19, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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