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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 410

    AN UNUSUAL GILT-LACQUERED FIGURE OF GUANYIN

    YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)

    Price Realised  

    AN UNUSUAL GILT-LACQUERED FIGURE OF GUANYIN
    YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)
    Shown standing on a lotus base with head slightly turned and holding an offering in the outstretched hands, wearing a celestial scarf that drapes over the shoulders and arms before falling to the base either side of the bare feet, the long layered robes with flared sleeves decorated with foliate scroll border and overlayed at the waist by an apron with pointed ends, the oval face cast with small features and an urna, the hair dressed in two braids and drawn up into a topknot behind an elaborate openwork crown centered by the seated figure of Amitabha Buddha
    13 1/16 in. (33.3 cm.) high


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