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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 397

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA

    18TH CENTURY

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    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA
    18TH CENTURY
    Seated in dhyanasana with hands in vitarka mudra, holding an elixir bottle in the left hand and a willow stem in the right, clad in a finely cast shawl open at the chest revealing an elaborate jeweleled necklace above a jeweled dhoti tied at the waist, the borders incised with floral scroll, the figure's broad face with downcast eyes and crisp features, the long hair dressed in an elaborate high coiffure, and with elongated earlobes suspending ornate earrings, the tiered crown inset with faux jewels
    5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) high


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