21 - 22 March 2013
A DEHUA FIGURE OF GUANYIN
The figure is shown seated with her right arm resting on a lotus, and wearing loose robes open at the chest to reveal a bejewelled necklace. Her hair is dressed in knotted plaits trailing down on either side of her shoulders and pulled back behind a garland centered by a figure of Amitabha Buddha. The back of the figure is impressed with an illegible square seal.
8¾ in. (21.5 cm.) high
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