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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA
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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA

EARLY QING DYNASTY

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA
EARLY QING DYNASTY
The figure is cast seated on a lotus base attached to a rock. The figure is seated in a variant of the royal ease posture, rajalilasana, with his right hand resting on his raised knee and the left hand resting on a book. His hair is swept back into a topknot and long plaits cascade down the shoulders. The face has downcast eyes and a serene expression. The deity wears bracelets, earrings and a beaded necklace. A shawl is draped over the shoulders and around the arms and his dhoti is tied in a bow at the waist. The hems are finely detailed with incised scrolling foliage. The rock is inscribed wtih Dizi Zhou Xiang zao, ‘Made by the disciple Zhou Xiang.’
13 in. (33 cm.) high
Provenance
Acquired from Hartman Rare Art, New York, circa 1981

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