Lot 507

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An Early Asian Carved Stone Buddhist Stele, rectangular body deeply relief carved to one side with figures, to two sides with Buddhist lions, and to the fourth with serpent dragons, height 34 in., surmounted by a later carved stone crown and mounted to a carved stone lotus pedestal base, overall height 53 in., width 27 in., depth 25 in.

  • Provenance : Acquired from the Estate of American Diplomat Ellsworth Bunker (1894-1984). Called "one of the stars of postwar American diplomacy", Bunker served "with distinction as ambassador to five countries", including India and South Vietnam. Reference: Schaffer, Howard B., Ellsworth Bunker: Global Troubleshooter, Vietnam Hawk, 2003, preface.

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June 25, 2011 10:00 AM CDT
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