The Supreme Buddha Wood Sculpture Sold for $14.3 M
A wooden sculpture of the supreme Buddha sold for more than 14.3 million dollars in New York on Tuesday, at Christie's far exceeding pre-sale estimates and setting a new record for a work of Japanese art.
The Supreme Buddha
Attributed to Unkei (d. 1223)
Kamakura period, 1190s
Cypress with lacquer, color pigment, gold leaf and crystal
26 in. (66.1 cm.) high