Korean 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.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
No condition report? Click here to request one.