China, 1368-1644. Seated in dhyanasana, the arms lowered in dhyanamudra, holding an alms bowl, wearing long robes falling into voluminous folds and opening at the chest, the face with a benevolent expression with downcast eyes and a gentle smile flanked by long ears, the tightly coiled hair surmounted by an ushnisha.
Provenance: From a private estate, by repute in the same family since the early 20th century.
Condition: Old wear and abrasions, remnants of pigment and lacquer, losses and age cracks, old fillings. Overall in well-presentable condition, but with issues as expected on a wood statue of this age. A small old filling at the proper left elbow of this statue, well visible on the images, was lost after photography took place
Weight: Approximately 22 kilograms
Dimensions: Height 72 cm