A Chinese Carved Wood Figure of Guanyin Shanxi Province, early 14th century, probably Yuan to Ming dynasty A Chinese Carved Wood Figure of Guanyin Shanxi Province, early 14th century, probably Yuan to Ming dynasty

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With polychrome application, with naturalistic facial features, graceful strokes of blue-black paint indicating her eyebrows, with vermilion pigment applied to...

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With polychrome application, with naturalistic facial features, graceful strokes of blue-black paint indicating her eyebrows, with vermilion pigment applied to her full lips, her pupils articulated with blue-black paint, the round face framed by an Amitabha-Buddha crown, wearing an elegant floral necklace bearing the vajra symbol, the brahmanic cord fastened with a buckle, slung diagonally across the torso and tied in two loose bows below the waist, the voluminous yet relaxed body seated at ease in rajalilasana, with both feet exposed, one arm gently resting on a raised knee, the other leg supported by a lotus flower floating amongst waves.

Provenance: In a private Hong Kong collection prior to 2006

Height 131 cm

 

With polychrome application, with naturalistic facial features, graceful strokes of blue-black paint indicating her eyebrows, with vermilion pigment applied to her full lips, her pupils articulated with blue-black paint, the round face framed by an Amitabha-Buddha crown, wearing an elegant floral necklace bearing the vajra symbol, the brahmanic cord fastened with a buckle, slung diagonally across the torso and tied in two loose bows below the waist, the voluminous yet relaxed body seated at ease in rajalilasana, with both feet exposed, one arm gently resting on a raised knee, the other leg supported by a lotus flower floating amongst waves.

Provenance: In a private Hong Kong collection prior to 2006

Height 131 cm

 

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