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Two Korean carved stone figures of Confucian Scholars, late Choson dynasty period (1392-1910)
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Lot 661

Two Korean carved stone figures of Confucian Scholars, late Choson dynasty period (1392-1910)


each robed figure wearing a hat, and clasping a scholars' attribute, the taller 179cm high

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Sold for R 60 000
Including Buyer's Premium and VAT R 66 840

Estimate R 60 000 - 80 000


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These two figures were originally set at the entrance of a temple of learning, South of Seoul, Korea.  The temple was destroyed as part of the construction of the Seoul to Pusan superhighway prior to the Seoul Olympic Games of 1988



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