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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 143

    A RARE GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

    EARLY MING DYNASTY, SECOND HALF OF 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE GILT-LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
    EARLY MING DYNASTY, SECOND HALF OF 15TH CENTURY
    Well cast seated in dyanasana, the left hand raised in vitarka mudra and the right hand in varada mudra, both holding a trailing lotus stem growing to blossoms by the shoulders, the neck and chest adorned with jewelled garlands, the hair fashioned into a high chignon behind a five-leaf tiara, the face with a serene expression, lacquered overall in reddish gilt
    12 in. (31 cm.) high


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    A very similarly modelled gilt-bronze Boddhisattva is in the Chang Foundation, Taipei, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue Buddhist Images in Gilt Metal, Taipei, 1993, no. 32, p. 78.

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    Provenance

    From a Roman Collection