18 June 2002
A LARGE WOOD HEAD OF GUANYIN
Song Dynasty (960-1279)
The sensitively carved face with downcast eyes, gently arching brows, fine nose and full lips imbuing it with a serene expression, framed by waves of hair gathered by a ribbon and tied into a topknot behind an elaborate headdress, traces of pigment remaining, weathered
21¼ in. (54 cm.) high
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A wooden Bodhisattva from the Philadelphia Museum of Art with a similar headdress bearing a central lotus pod is published in Laurence Sickman & Alexander Soper, The Art and Architecture of China, Edinburgh, 1956, pl. 76.
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