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RARE ET IMPORTANTE STATUE DE GUANYIN EN BOIS LAQUE
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RARE ET IMPORTANTE STATUE DE GUANYIN EN BOIS LAQUE

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE KANGXI (1662-1722)

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RARE ET IMPORTANTE STATUE DE GUANYIN EN BOIS LAQUE
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, EPOQUE KANGXI (1662-1722)
Guanyin is standing in samabhanga on a separate sculpted floral base with his principle hands in anjalimudra. His other twenty-two arms radiate around his body with various hands holding attributes or showing the prescribed gestures. He is dressed in a dhoti, cape draped around the shoulders. His principle face displays a serene expression with downcast eyes, smiling lips and elongated earlobes with ear ornaments. The principle head is flanked and topped by nine other faces. The floral base is placed on a stepped throne sculpted to the front with central ratna emblem flanked by lions and an elephant to each side. A large flaming mandorla is set into the throne and decorated with the Garuda bird to its top grasping with his claws a pair of rajanagas; restorations. Added is a pair of gilt-lacquered wood panels sculpted with cranes standing on tree branches.
27 in. (68.5 cm.), high (the figure)
45 ¾ in. (116 cm.), total height
Post Lot Text
A RARE AND IMPORTANT GILT AND RED LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF GUANYIN
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD (1622-1722)

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