• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 92

    A CAST-IRON HEAD OF GUANYIN

    YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY, 13TH-15TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    A CAST-IRON HEAD OF GUANYIN
    YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY, 13TH-15TH CENTURY
    The face of the bodhisattva finely cast with crisp features outlined in thread relief, framed by long ears and hair pulled up behind a six-point openwork crown centered by the seated figure of Amitabha Buddha flanked by flower sprays, then leaf sprays and a 'fleur-de-lis' in back, all within beaded borders, with a casting hole behind each ear, allover rust-colored patina
    13¾ in. (35 cm.) high, stand


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    Provenance

    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.