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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 248

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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    Estimate

    A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The standing figure of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara shown with right hand raised and holding a willow branch while holding a cup in the lowered left hand, wearing beaded necklaces and long beaded chains gathered by a medallion at the top of the dhoti which is rolled over just below the belly, with a long scarf draped over the shoulders falling to the base and a sash worn diagonally around the torso, the hair worn in long tresses and drawn up into a topknot behind the ribbon-tied fillet and the figure of Amitabha Buddha seated on a lotus throne
    8½ in (21.6 cm.) high, stand


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    Provenance

    C. Edward Wells, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1963.