PROPERTY FROM A TEXAS COLLECTION
A LARGE POLYCHROMED WOOD FIGURE OF GUANYIN
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
The bodhisattva stands on a rectangular base dressed in flowing robes with the hands clasped together within the heavy folds of the full sleeves. The face is benevolent in expression with pursed lips, full cheeks, and downcast eyes, and is surmounted by a diadem centered by a diminutive image of Amitabha.
49 ¾ in. (126.4 cm.) high
Hôtel des Ventes de la Baie, France, 19 July 2011.