It has such beautiful movement, and balance for a still object; looking at it I can feel it in my whole body. It is joyful, eternal, indestructible.
I am a calligrapher and paleographer; during my many trips to Hong Kong I have grown deeply enamored of the Lingnan School. This is a superb piece, profoundly representative of deep-running strains in that school’s traditions.
I have been intrigued by the Grecian influence in this piece, particularly the facial characteristics and the garments. Alexander’s Indian campaign began in Gandhara in 326BC. This piece, dated in approximately that time, shows his influence. If you view the Asian’s collection in a time line, this is one of the first pieces you see. It gave me a great opportunity to teach my grandkids. I hope I was right.
This speaks to me.
She has such a lovely personality
I love the whimsical look on the duck! Wish I could meet the creator of this beautiful piece.
The art of Angkor combines subtlety and restraint with an underlying sensuality. This particular piece illustrates this formula and the amazing control exercised by the anonymous sculptors who produced such a remarkable legacy.
The Amida Buddha in meditation radiates total peace in this world where we are surrounded by conflict.
The grin on the duck’s face is wonderful