21 - 22 June 2016,
Price realised EUR 43,500
EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000
RARE STATUE D'UNE GUANYIN EN CALCAIRE
CHINE, CIRCA XIEME SIECLE
Guanyin sits in rajalilasana on a rock formation with the right hand resting on the rock while his left rests on the raised knee. He is dressed in a dhoti, cape draped around his shoulders and bejewelled. His face displays a serene expression with downcast eyes. The hair combed in a chignon and secured with a tiara.
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
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Its stylistic idiom reminds one example of the mature Tang dynasty though its stronger stylization suggests that it was created in a slightly later period. The tiara carved flat against his hairdo and facial details confirm this. Most likely this figure can be placed in the Five Dynasties.
With Kazuo Kotera Ltd. Asiatic Arts, Kyoto, Japan, 30 October 1969.
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