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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 635

    A POLYCHROME-DECORATED WOOD FIGURE OF A SEATED GUANYIN

    YUAN DYNASTY (1260-1368)

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    A POLYCHROME-DECORATED WOOD FIGURE OF A SEATED GUANYIN
    YUAN DYNASTY (1260-1368)
    The Buddhist deity is carved seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base, she has a full face and downcast eyes and her hair is upswept in a top knot beneath a crown, she wears a necklace over loosely draped robes that fall in folds over the edge of the lotus base. There are traces of red, green, black and blue pigment.
    10 7/8 in. (27.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

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