London, South Kensington
7 November 2008
A GILT BRONZE MODEL OF GUANYIN ON A QILIN STEED, 17TH CENTURY
the serene Bodhisattva with both feet supported on lotus flowers issuing from a spray clasped in the qilins mouth, her right hand in a partial vitarka mudra, the other resting on books to her side, wearing flowing robes, beaded necklace and a cowl over her high chignon, her beast steed looking outwards with scrolling mane -- 8¾in. (22.2cm.) high, wood stand.
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