• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

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

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 255

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA

    LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA
    LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
    Seated in dhyanasana with hands in vitarka mudra, clad in finely cast robes left open at the chest revealing an elaborate jeweled necklace above the waist-tied dhoti, the borders incised with floral scroll, the broad face with downcast eyes and crisp features, the long hair dressed in an elaborate tall coiffure behind the tiered crown
    7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT AND JEAN SHOENBERG