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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 642

    A POLYCHROME-PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF GUANYIN

    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A POLYCHROME-PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF GUANYIN
    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    The bodhisattva is seated in royal ease, rajalilasana, on rocks, wearing long robes with beaded jewellery and a high crown set with a figure of Amitayus. The figure is covered with traces of red, blue, green and gilt pigments.
    11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property from a Private Swiss Collection, amassed between 1963 and 1980.