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Fine Chinese Carved Soapstone Figure of a Reclining Lohan, Pindola Bharadvaja

17th/ 18th century

Description

Finely carved in the full round, presenting the Lohan reclining and leaning upon a rock with right hand raised and held around his head.  A tiger sits peaceably next to him as guard with his face looking u towards the figure.  Finely and ingenious carved incorporating the skin of the stone that forms the rock and much of his robes.  the stone of mostly yellowish/ beige tone.
17th/ 18th century
Height: 2 3/4 inches (7 cms.)
Ex: American Collection
Ex: Ralph M. Chait Galleries (early 1980's)
Ex: English Collection
 

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