A Chinese Carved Wood Figure of a Guanyin, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) A Chinese Carved Wood Figure of a Guanyin, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)

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Harmoniously composed, with polychrome application, the characteristically round face with idealized features emanating an aura of contemplation and understanding, an...

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Harmoniously composed, with polychrome application, the characteristically round face with idealized features emanating an aura of contemplation and understanding, an urna indented in the centre of her forehead, the half-closed almond-shaped eyes set with stone and surmounted by gently arching eyebrows enhanced with naturalistic blue-black pigment, her full lips enhanced with vermilion pigment, crowned with a pentagonal radiate diadem enlivened with azurite and vermilion pigments, with petal-shaped facets, the frontal facet featuring a carved seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha, festooned with a multi-tiered vermilion necklace enlivened with vermilion pigment, a shawl with faint vermilion pigment draped over her shoulders and slender, upright torso, the skirt of her dhoti with faint azurite pigment secured at the waist, the figure seated in dhyanasana with her right foot exposed, her left hand resting on her knee, the right hand in vitarka mudra, seated on high wooden base in several degrees, the dhoti skirt draped over the base.

Provenance: In a private Hong Kong collection prior to May 2006

Height 112 cm

Harmoniously composed, with polychrome application, the characteristically round face with idealized features emanating an aura of contemplation and understanding, an urna indented in the centre of her forehead, the half-closed almond-shaped eyes set with stone and surmounted by gently arching eyebrows enhanced with naturalistic blue-black pigment, her full lips enhanced with vermilion pigment, crowned with a pentagonal radiate diadem enlivened with azurite and vermilion pigments, with petal-shaped facets, the frontal facet featuring a carved seated figure of the Amitabha Buddha, festooned with a multi-tiered vermilion necklace enlivened with vermilion pigment, a shawl with faint vermilion pigment draped over her shoulders and slender, upright torso, the skirt of her dhoti with faint azurite pigment secured at the waist, the figure seated in dhyanasana with her right foot exposed, her left hand resting on her knee, the right hand in vitarka mudra, seated on high wooden base in several degrees, the dhoti skirt draped over the base.

Provenance: In a private Hong Kong collection prior to May 2006

Height 112 cm

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