Buddha dit "Doucet"


Entre 589 et 618
Pierre, Taille = taillé
Objet religieux, Statue
Don manuel : Doucet, Jacques (Madame)

M.C. 11887

This sculpture that once belonged to the fashion designer Jacques Doucet, famed for his art collection, depicts a Buddha identifiable by his monastic garments, the ūrṇā, a tuft of hair shown as a raised dot on the forehead, and the uṣṇīṣa, a protuberance on the top of the head. The forearms and hands are missing so the gesture made by the Buddha and the iconographical meaning of this statue of worship cannot be identified.
It is easier to establish its dating and provenance, however. On the one hand, the monumental, compact style and geometric stylisation of the volumes and folds of the robe are characteristic of Sui statuary. On the other hand, an enduring oral tradition attributing this work to the west of Hebei province would appear coherent with the use of marble and the existence of several other sculptures similar in form originating from the same region.

Reference(s) : Jérome Neutres, Jacques Doucet - Yves Saint Laurent : Vivre pour l'art, Flammarion, 2015, p. 80