A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA

MING DYNASTY, LATE 15TH-16TH CENTURY

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF AVALOKITESVARA
MING DYNASTY, LATE 15TH-16TH CENTURY
The figure is shown seated on a double lotus base in lalitasana with left hand raised in vitarka mudra and right hand lowered in varada mudra, each hand holding the stem of a lotus that rises to the shoulder, wearing a diaphanous dhoti and elaborate jewelry, the hair drawn up into a tall chignon behind a figure of the seated Amitabha Buddha and the central jeweled ornament of the crown.
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high
Provenance
Stephen Junkunc, III (1904-1978) Collection.

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