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A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

A BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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China, 16th-17th century. The figure is cast seated in padmasana showing the abhayamudra with the raised right hand and a cup in the left, with a serene expression and downcast eyes.

Provenance: From a private collection in Vienna, Austria. Acquired in the local market between 1970 and 1990. Thence by descent.


Condition: Old wear and minor nicks here and there. Minuscule losses. Unsealed. Fine patina with remnants of cold painting and lacquer gilding. Overall fine condition.

Weight: 2815 grams


Dimensions: Height 26.5 cm

Her finely detailed hair is upswept into a top knot beneath an openwork crown centered with seated figure of Amitabha Buddha. The robe is tied in a sash at the waist and open at the chest to reveal a tasseled jeweled necklace. The hems of the robe are intricately worked with beaded borders enclosing lotus blooms on scrolling foliage.