• Lot 264

    STATUE TANTRIQUE DE GUANYIN EN BRONZE

    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIIEME SIECLE

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    STATUE TANTRIQUE DE GUANYIN EN BRONZE
    CHINE, DYNASTIE MING, XVIIEME SIECLE
    Représentée assise en vajrasana, ses trois visages ceints d'une tiare, parée d'une longue jupe et de bijoux, deux mains principales en anjalimudra et deux autres en dhyanamudra, ses autres bras multiples tenant divers attributs bouddhistes, deux autres tendus soutenant à l'origine le Bouddha Sakyamuni, ce dernier reposant sur une tête de Bouddha
    Hauteur: 51,5 cm. (20¼ in.)


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    This sculptural form of the tantric Avalokitesvara appeared as early as the 10th century, and can be seen on a carving of a standing multi-armed bodhisattva dated to the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), in the Dinglongxing Temple, Hebei province, illustrated in Guanyin Baoxiang (Guanyin Treasured Images), Shanghai 1998, p.99.
    Two Ming dynasty gilt-bronze examples of this type, although of smaller size (50.2 cm. and 32 cm. high respectively) were sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1-2 December 1992, lot 200, and Christie's Hong Kong, 29-30 October 1995, lot 648.

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    Post Lot Text

    A BRONZE TANTRIC FIGURE OF GUANYIN
    CHINA, MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY