Lot 209. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara Sadaksari, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate GBP 8,000 — 12,000. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.

seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, the principal hands in anjalimudra before the chest and the attendant arms raised in vitarkamudra and holding a string of beads and a lotus stem, wearing a dhoti finely incised at the hems with lotus scrolls and richly adorned with beaded jewels and a shawl over the shoulder, the face with a benevolent expression, the hair drawn up into a high chignon framed by a foliate tiara.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015