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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    A GREY STONE HEAD OF GUANYIN

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    A GREY STONE HEAD OF GUANYIN
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    With serene expression and downcast eyes, the hair pulled up in a chignon, her headdress carved with a seated deity amongst scrolling foliage
    13½ in. (34.3 cm.) high


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    The full, rounded face and carving of the facial features of the present head, with its pursed mouth with full lips, obliquely cut eyes and curved brows, are comparable to bodhisattva heads of Tang date.

    Compare an example illustrated in Chinese Buddhist Sculpture From The Wei Through The T'ang Dynasties, National Museum of History, Taiwan, 1983, no. 30, p. 173

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY