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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 639

    TWO POLYCHROME-PAINTED WOOD FIGURES OF MANJUSRI AND SAMANTABHADRA

    16TH-17TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    TWO POLYCHROME-PAINTED WOOD FIGURES OF MANJUSRI AND SAMANTABHADRA
    16TH-17TH CENTURY
    One figure is shown seated on a lotus throne on top of a Buddhist lion and the other is seated on top of an elephant. Both are holding an attribute and are dressed in flowing robes, necklaces and a crown. Traces of polychrome pigment and gilt are visible.
    15 1/8 in. (38.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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