• Lot 364

    STATUE DE GUANYIN EN BOIS POLYCHROME

    CHINE, DYNASTIE YUAN, XIVEME SIECLE

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    STATUE DE GUANYIN EN BOIS POLYCHROME
    CHINE, DYNASTIE YUAN, XIVEME SIECLE
    Représentée assise en rajalilasana sur un promontoire rocheux, le bras gauche appuyé sur le coude, le droit reposant sur le genoux relevé, vêtue d'une ample robe retombant en plis élégants, une écharpe sur les épaules, parée d'un collier et de boucles d'oreilles, le visage serein, les cheveux coiffés en un haut chignon en partie masqué par une tiare ouvragée, la surface recouverte d'une polychromie rouge, verte et or ; accidents
    Hauteur: 61,5 cm. (24 1/8 in.)


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    In Buddhist sculpture this particular posture appears to be distinctive to Chinese Buddhist art and was a well adopted sculptural formula in China between 10th and 14th centuries. Buddhist sculptures modeled in this form often reffers to the "Water-Moon Guanyin". The name is a reference to Guanyin residing at Mount Potalaka on the southern coast of India and the imagery was introduced into China with the translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra in the 5th century.

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    Provenance

    Ancienne Collection Dussurget


    Post Lot Text

    A POLYCHROME WOOD FIGURE OF SEATED GUANYIN
    CHINA, YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY