Lot 195. A gilt-lacquered figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 26 1/2 in., 67.3 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 59,375 USD. Photo Sotheby's
the seated figure with eyes downcast and with a meditative expression, with hands in dhyanasana mudra, wearing a layered cowled robe falling in delicate folds to the base, opening to reveal a ribbon-tied vest beneath tasseled jewels.
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 1st and 2nd June 1993, lot 451.