Revere Auctions
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The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 185

Carved Marble Buddha Vignette

Estimate: $600 - $1,200

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Carved white marble stele depicting two vignettes of Buddha groups. The top scene depicts a central seated figure flanked on either side by two standing figures. The lower vignette depicts a similar scene as above but with two additional standing buddhas along either side. Both scenes are surrounded by billowing clouds.

Provenance: From the Estate of Horst Rechelbacher, Osceola, Wisconsin.

Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda and Intelligent Nutrients, was a pioneer in the field of safe and eco-friendly cosmetics. The same curiosity that led him to explore ways to improve the beauty industry led him to travel the world, collecting rare and beautiful objects as he went.

Height: 29 3/4 in x width: 22 in x depth: 6 1/2 in.


No major cracks or losses. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. Natural lines and wear throughout as expected from its age. Several scattered areas of dents, particularly along the edges of the underside. Along the underside, there are two patches and areas that appear that there used to be patches adhered to the underside. Along the front of the stele, there are scattered paint accretions as shown in the listing image.

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