21 - 22 June 2016
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
With Kazuo Kotera Ltd. Asiatic Arts, Kyoto, Japan, 30 October 1969.
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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.
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