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24 mars 2020

A parcel-gilt-bronze figure of a seated Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century

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Lot 3055. A parcel-gilt-bronze figure of a seated Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th century; overall 59 cm., 23 1/4 inEstimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKDLot Sold 644,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's

the deity seated in dhyanasana, his left hand in abhaya mudra and right hand in varada mudra, dressed in a dhoti tied at the waist exposing his gilded chest decorated in beaded necklaces, his shoulders draped with a shawl with incised floral hems, the gilded serene face framed by long pendulous earlobes with heavy earrings and  hair tied in a tall chignon secured by a crown with Amitabha Buddha in the centre, the shoulders draped with two long braids, seated upon a separate lotus pedestal base, rising up from green waves enclosed by a small six-sided balustrade.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011

 

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