14 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000
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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J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.
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