Chinese artwork set record auction price

Yongle Shakyamuni.This gilt-bronze Buddha of the Ming Dynasty is called Yongle Shakyamuni. It is the one of the two largest, most opulent bronzes known from the early Ming period in the early 15th century and is the single most important Yongle metal image of the Buddha. Only two such Yongle statues of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni are thought to have survived intact until today.

An Asian art collector just bought it at an auction at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2006 for US 15 million. This is the most expensive auction of Chinese artworks in the world.

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