GRANDE STATUE DE GUANYIN EN BOIS POLYCHROME
GRANDE STATUE DE GUANYIN EN BOIS POLYCHROME
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GRANDE STATUE DE GUANYIN EN BOIS POLYCHROME

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XIXEME SIECLE

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GRANDE STATUE DE GUANYIN EN BOIS POLYCHROME
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XIXEME SIECLE
Elégamment assis en rajalilasana, la main droite posée sur son genou droit plié. Vêtu d'un fin dhoti, une écharpe posée sur ses épaules laissant son torse dénudé paré d'un précieux collier. Son visage aux yeux mi-clos empreint de sérénité et surmonté d'un haut chignon ; restaurations.
H. : 115 cm. (45 ¼ in.), socle
Provenance
Collection privée européenne. Acquise en Asie dans les années 1980.
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A LARGE POLYCHROME WOOD FIGURE OF GUANYIN
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY

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The iconography is based on the Gandavyuha chapter of the Buddhist Avatamasakasutra where Avalokiteshvara or Guanyin resided on Mount Potalaka where the young pilgrim Sudhana visited him. He found Guanyin seated on the rocky shores of the grotto 'Sound of the Waves' contemplating the reflection of the moon in the water. In due course this specific form of Guanyin became better known as water-moon Guanyin.




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