22 - 23 March 2012
A LARGE BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN
MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
Shown seated in dhyanasana, the hands in dhyana mudra holding the stems of lotus flowers that rise to the shoulders where they support a kundika and a bird, wearing a sash-tied dhoti beneath elaborate jeweled necklaces adorning the chest, and a crown centered by a figure of Amitabha Buddha, the figure raised on a separate lotus pedestal emerging from a socket borne amidst crashing waves supported on a slightly splayed base with shaped aprons
23 3/8 in. (58.4 cm.) high overall
Bayard Rustin Collection (1912-1987).
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