Lot 986. A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
With bow-shaped mouth, full cheeks, and heavy-lidded eyes, the tight rows of hair surmounted by a tall diadem centered with an image of Amitabha.
Provenance: Mrs. Brooke Astor, New York.
Bequest from the estate of the above, 2007.
Literature: W. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Supplement, New York, 2015, vol V, p. 216, no 102.
Christie's. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and Americana, New York, 10 May 2018 - SALE 16723