Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 35.8 cm, 14⅛ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 47,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's
seated in lalitasana, the right hand lowered in varadamudra and the left positioned on the side, wearing a dhoti and a loose shawl over the shoulder, adorned with bejewelled necklaces to the chest and around the waist, the face with a benevolent expression with downcast eye, crowned with a tiara, the hair gathered in a high chignon, all supported on a matched lotus base densely decorated with overlapping layers of lotus petals and an individual lotus issuing from the base.