Marble stele depicting the Buddhist goddess Guanyin carved in the Northern Qi dynasty, estimate £40,000-60,000 at Woolley & Wallis.

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Estimated at £40,000-60,000, it comes for sale as part of the Fine Chinese Works of Art and Paintings sale at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury on May 24 as part of a consignment from the family of the Belgian engineer, financier, and noted collector Adolphe Stoclet (1871-1949).

It was exhibited at Art bouddhique in Paris at the Musée Cernuschi in 1913 and pictured in the catalogue of the Adolphe Stoclet Collection (part I) that was published in Brussels in 1956. Guanyin is shown with her right hand raised standing on a lotus throne between two bodhisattva. The plinth is further carved with a small figure of Amitabha and two acolytes.

The Fine Chinese sale in Salisbury will be followed by Asian Art II on the afternoon of May 24 and continued on May 25.