21 - 22 June 2016
STATUE DE MANJUSHRI EN BRONZE LAQUE ET POLYCHROME
CHINE, DEBUT DE LA DYNASTIE MING (1368-1644)
He is seated in rajalilasana on the lion standing on four lotus flowers placed on a rectangular lotus base. A pair of lotus are flowering along his upper arms, originally supporting the attributes. He is wearing a dhoti and lavishly bejewelled. His face displays a serene expression.
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
From an old German diplomat collection, by repute, acquired in Asia in the 1930s.
Property from a German family collection.
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For a larger similar example depicting Guanyin on a lion, see Sotheby's New York, 19-20 March 2013, lot 109.
Post Lot Text
A PAINTED AND LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF MANJUSHRICHINA, EARLY MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
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