A Chinese Carved Wood Figure of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century A Chinese Carved Wood Figure of Guanyin, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century

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Resplendent with vibrant vermilion, blue-black and copper-green pigments, her serene countenance exuding contentment and spiritual ease, the plump face with...

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Resplendent with vibrant vermilion, blue-black and copper-green pigments, her serene countenance exuding contentment and spiritual ease, the plump face with harmonised features surmounted by a magnificent floral diadem centred by a vermilion flower-head, the rippling tresses of hair enhanced with naturalistic blue-black pigment, with tendrils looped around the ears and flowing over the shoulders, garlanded with an intricate floral necklace, the brahmanic cord slung diagonally across her torso and tied at the waist so that it secures the double-skirt of her dhoti, which falls gracefully to her feet, with applied vermilion pigment and embellished with copper-green coloured half-lotus motifs below the knee, both feet exposed, she sits in the posture of rajalilasana, emblematic of her majesty and composure, with her right hand resting lightly on the raised leg, the left hand supporting the pose, an elongated scarf hanging elegantly about her shoulders, the whole set upon a high rocky naturalistic base.

Provenance: In the Raymond Choy collection, Hong Kong, from 1938 until being purchased in November 2007.

Height 120 cm 

Resplendent with vibrant vermilion, blue-black and copper-green pigments, her serene countenance exuding contentment and spiritual ease, the plump face with harmonised features surmounted by a magnificent floral diadem centred by a vermilion flower-head, the rippling tresses of hair enhanced with naturalistic blue-black pigment, with tendrils looped around the ears and flowing over the shoulders, garlanded with an intricate floral necklace, the brahmanic cord slung diagonally across her torso and tied at the waist so that it secures the double-skirt of her dhoti, which falls gracefully to her feet, with applied vermilion pigment and embellished with copper-green coloured half-lotus motifs below the knee, both feet exposed, she sits in the posture of rajalilasana, emblematic of her majesty and composure, with her right hand resting lightly on the raised leg, the left hand supporting the pose, an elongated scarf hanging elegantly about her shoulders, the whole set upon a high rocky naturalistic base.

Provenance: In the Raymond Choy collection, Hong Kong, from 1938 until being purchased in November 2007.

Height 120 cm 

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