A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN

TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
The standing figure of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara shown with right hand raised and holding a willow branch while holding a cup in the lowered left hand, wearing beaded necklaces and long beaded chains gathered by a medallion at the top of the dhoti which is rolled over just below the belly, with a long scarf draped over the shoulders falling to the base and a sash worn diagonally around the torso, the hair worn in long tresses and drawn up into a topknot behind the ribbon-tied fillet and the figure of Amitabha Buddha seated on a lotus throne
8½ in (21.6 cm.) high, stand
Provenance
C. Edward Wells, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1963.

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