21 - 22 June 2016
TETE DE GUANYIN EN STUC PEINT
CHINE, DYNASTIE SONG, CIRCA XIIIEME SIECLE
The head is finely modelled with a serene facial expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows and red painted lips. Her hair is combed in an elaborate chignon secured with a tiara set with a minute figure of Buddha Amitabha to the front.
19 in. (48 cm.) high, stand
From a German Private collection until 1936.
With F. Russek, Zurich, 2 August 1995.
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A PAINTED STUCCO HEAD OF GUANYINCHINA, SONG DYNASTY, CIRCA 13TH CENTURY
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