Stone buddha

Nov 24, 2018. 19:07 UTC
Stone Buddha
Annie
United States of America

Category
Buddha statues

Acquired from
Gallery/Dealer

For sale
No
Description

This stone Buddha appears to be carved. I am uncertain as to what the stone might be but there are small er stones embedded in the primary stone. There is no makers mark or signature. It was too heavy to turn and photograph the back, but it is also carved like the front. 47"H x 11"W x 9" D

Provenance

Purchased from an antique dealer in Sausalito, CA

$800 - $1,200 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 34 minutes
Nov 24, 19:41 UTC
By Klaus

Thank you for submitting your item for appraisal. This appears to be a south asian medicine buddha or Bhaiṣajyaguru, holding a ball / medicine bottle in his hand. The material appears to be volcanic tuff rock, a very light weight and soft material. The same kind of material that covered Pompeji and Herculaneum in ancient roman times. Such sediments can be found in many places, e.g. in South East Asia. This statue was made for home decor and is well carved, but not necessarily old. The estimate is based on similar statues sold at auction. As always "asking prices" in the trade can be higher and vary.

Corey Dec 06, 11:10 UTC

The insurance appraisal for this item is $2,500.

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