A Chinese Carved Wood Figure of Guan Yin, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) A Chinese Carved Wood Figure of Guan Yin, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

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A lively depiction of the bodhisattva of compassion, enhanced with stunning vermilion, blue-black and copper-green pigments, she wears a foliate...

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A lively depiction of the bodhisattva of compassion, enhanced with stunning vermilion, blue-black and copper-green pigments, she wears a foliate diadem bearing the prominent carved figure of Amitabha set against its petal-shaped frontal facet, with high arching eyebrows over humbly downcast eyes, the urna slightly raised on her prominent brow, her plump lips with applied vermilion pigment, set in a gentle pout, her hair tied back into an elaborate tightly coiled chignon, tresses looped around ears and flowing over shoulders, the brahmanic cord looped around torso, secured by round buckle at navel, the contours of the brahmanic cord echoing the rhythm of her body, festooned with a multi-tiered necklace and wearing a single bracelet and armlet on each arm, she stands in a dancerly pose on the balls of her feet with her legs splayed out to the side and crossed at the ankles, with her right hand in karana mudra and her left hand resting on her bent knee, the whole set upon a wooden plinth.

Provenance: In a private Hong Kong collection prior to 2010.

Height 101 cm 

A lively depiction of the bodhisattva of compassion, enhanced with stunning vermilion, blue-black and copper-green pigments, she wears a foliate diadem bearing the prominent carved figure of Amitabha set against its petal-shaped frontal facet, with high arching eyebrows over humbly downcast eyes, the urna slightly raised on her prominent brow, her plump lips with applied vermilion pigment, set in a gentle pout, her hair tied back into an elaborate tightly coiled chignon, tresses looped around ears and flowing over shoulders, the brahmanic cord looped around torso, secured by round buckle at navel, the contours of the brahmanic cord echoing the rhythm of her body, festooned with a multi-tiered necklace and wearing a single bracelet and armlet on each arm, she stands in a dancerly pose on the balls of her feet with her legs splayed out to the side and crossed at the ankles, with her right hand in karana mudra and her left hand resting on her bent knee, the whole set upon a wooden plinth.

Provenance: In a private Hong Kong collection prior to 2010.

Height 101 cm 

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