Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Albert von le coq

The book, 'Buried treasures of Chines Turkestan' written by Albert Von Le Coq, in German and translated into English in 1928 speaks of.... ' the statue stands on a semi circular throne of a lotus plant, the leaves of which was probably red with white edges, ' He may not be describing this particular statue that he brought from China's Xin Jiang province. The packing around the 1900's must be so rudimentary that I'm amazed that this statue survived the way it did. They had to wrap it up well and then the camels would bring it to the nearest train station to be sent to Moscow and then on to Berlin.

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