The imposing standing figure wearing simple robes subtly revealing the contours of the body, with U-shaped folds and gracefully draped over the left arm, the back plain except for a section of robe draped over the shoulder and to the back. A long belt looping over forming a knot ending in two tassels.
• Chinese; Dynastie Eastern Wei Dynasty 534-550 AD
Height: 34 in. (86.4 cm)
References: Another very similar sculpture dated Sui- early Tang was included in the Eskenazi exhibition, Sculpture and ornament in early Chinese art, London, 11 June - 13 July 1996, no. 31. See also, the monumental sculpture of similar type illustrated by O. Siren, “ Chinese Marble Sculptures of the Transition Period”, B.M.F.E.A., No. 12, Stockholm, 1940, pl. II(b).