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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 345

    A bronze figure of Guanyin

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A bronze figure of Guanyin
    17th century
    Seated in vajrasana, the right hand holding a twig and the left a bowl, wearing lower garment held together by a girdle knotted at the front, overgarment with the borders engraved with scrolling flowers, breast ornament, the face with meditative expression, elongated earlobes with large ear ornaments, the hair partly combed into a chignon, topped by a lotus flower and a pair of long tresses falling over the shoulders and set to the front with tiara encompassing a minute figure of Buddha Amitabha, traces of red and gilt lacquer
    47.5 cm. high


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