Lot 302. A carved and polychrome wood figure of Guanyin, Song-Early Yuan dynasty; 84cm., 33in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. © Sotheby's.
seated in rajalilasana, both hands held in vitarkamudra, the right arm rested on the raised right knee and the left arm on a rocky ledge, dressed in a long flowing robe falling into elegant folds, the chest and the legs adorned with beaded jewellery, the face with a benevolent expression, the head turned slightly towards the left, crowned with a tall headdress centered by a figure of Amitabha Buddha, all supported on a rocky plinth with lotus pods and flowers at the base.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014