A stone head of Guanyin, China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

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.

ProvenanceMrs. Brooke Astor, New York.
Bequest from the estate of the above, 2007.

LiteratureW. 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