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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 404

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED GUANYIN

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED GUANYIN
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
    Shown seated in maharajalilasana with right hand resting atop the bent knee and the left hand held flat for support, wearing a necklace of beaded chains, a shawl, layered ribbon-tied skirts with finely engraved foliate scroll borders, including an overskirt with high stiff back, bangles and earrings, the hair drawn up into a topknot within a five-point openwork crown, each point centered by a seated figure of one of the five Tathagata Buddhas
    18½ in. (47 cm.) high


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    A similar large bodhisattva with this rather unusual twisting waist seated in the lalitasana 'royal ease' posture, is illustrated in Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Chang Foundation, Taipei, 1993, no. 35; and two related figures, attributed to the late Yuan or early Ming period, were recently sold in these rooms, 24 March 2004, lot 83, and 21 September 2004, lot 130.

    Pre-Lot Text

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