London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A Chinese bronze Bodhisattva, 16th/17th century
seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with a serene expression and downcast eyes, his hands held in harina mudra, wearing beaded jewellery and a high ornate crown, remains of gilt lacquer to the reverse of the figure -- 8in. (20.3cm.) high.
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