NORTHERN QI (559-577)

The figure face sensitively carved with delicate features, the full lips set in a beatific smile, the broad forehead centered by a recessed urna, the hair gathered in a bun on top of the head fronted by the domed ovoid usnisa, the crystalline matrix of the stone visible under the traces of pigment.





H.28.4 cm. 11 3/16 in.