17 - 18 September 2015
A FINELY CARVED SHOUSHAN SOAPSTONE FIGURE OF GUANYIN AND CHILD
The seated figure is shown holding a child on her raised right knee. She is dressed in long, loose robes that are incised with foliate decoration and fall in folds around the body. Her face is carved with a slight smile and downcast eyes under upswept hair tied into a high chignon and partially covered by a long cowl centered by a tiara. The stone is of pale honey-brown color, and the separately made soapstone base, of barbed quatrefoil outline, is of dark brown color.
7 in. (17.7 cm.) tall
Nagatani, Inc., Chicago, 1973.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer Collection, Winnetka, Illinois.
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