Sale 18AS02 | Lot 120

Korean Painted Gesso and Wood Figure of a Monk

Catalogue: Asian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 120
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.


Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $13,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

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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Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Sold for $13,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Asian Works of Art

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