• Sale 2553

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art (Parts I & II)

    22 - 23 March 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1771

    A LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
    Shown seated in dhyanasana, the hands in dhyana mudra holding the stems of lotus flowers that rise to the shoulders where they support a kundika and a bird, wearing a sash-tied dhoti beneath elaborate jeweled necklaces adorning the chest, and a crown centered by a figure of Amitabha Buddha, the figure raised on a separate lotus pedestal emerging from a socket borne amidst crashing waves supported on a slightly splayed base with shaped aprons
    23 3/8 in. (58.4 cm.) high overall


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    Provenance

    Bayard Rustin Collection (1912-1987).


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY


    Exhibited

    Bayard Rustin as Art Collector: A study of selections of African, Asian and European art in the collection of a prominent African American, Kean College, New Jersey, 1989-90, no. 22.