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20 février 2020

A Dehua multi-armed figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 19th century

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figure ||| sotheby's n09317lot7gn6yen

figure ||| sotheby's n09317lot7gn6yen

Lot 256. A Dehua multi-armed figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 19th century. 15 1/4  in., 38.8 cm.  Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's.

seated dhyanasana on top of a lotus base with overlapping petals, above swirling waves applied further with lotus stems bearing buds and large curling leaves, the primary hands held in anjalimudra, the lower pair in dhyanamudra, the other fourteen hands extended holding various attributes, the back with a double-gourd seal reading Dehua, and a square seal below reading He Chaozong zhi.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17 march 2015

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