09 novembre 2019

A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

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Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)Height 35.8 cm, 14⅛ inEstimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 47,500 GBPPhoto 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.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, London, 06 Nov 2019


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