• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5461

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Collection of The Baroness Dunn

    14 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 134

    A LARGE CHINESE CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF MANJUSRI, THE BODHISATTVA OF WISDOM

    YUAN/MING DYNASTY (1279-1644)

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE CHINESE CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF MANJUSRI, THE BODHISATTVA OF WISDOM
    YUAN/MING DYNASTY (1279-1644)
    Seated on a recumbent mythical lion, the Manjusri with a serene countenance, wearing long robes and a five-leaf diadem accommodating a seated Amitabha
    56 in. (142 cm.) high


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    Manjusri is also known as Wenshushili Pusa, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, and its imagery is often found together with Sakyamuni and Samantabhadra (Puxian Pusa). The latter is usually portrayed seated on an elephant. A gilded and painted wood figure of similar proportion sold Christie's New York, 24 March 2004, lot 116.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Purchased in Hong Kong, circa 1970 by Mrs. Mamie Howe, and thence by descent to her sister, Baroness Dunn, 1987.