A Rare Chinese Painted and Carved Sandstone Figure of Guanyin, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) A Rare Chinese Painted and Carved Sandstone Figure of Guanyin, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

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(G8) Resplendent with polychrome application, depicted as a woman breast-feeding her infant child, her round face with harmonised features set in...

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(G8) Resplendent with polychrome application, depicted as a woman breast-feeding her infant child, her round face with harmonised features set in an expression of serenity, her hair swept back into a low chignon, her head covered with a skullcap with incised geometric designs, her upright torso enveloped in a voluminous robe down to her ankles, the fabric superbly enlivened with vibrant copper-green and vermilion pigments, her hands folded across her torso, cradling the tiny infant, its plump face lovingly carved, seated upon a plinth with two further infant effigies standing at her feet.

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

Height 97 cm

(G8) Resplendent with polychrome application, depicted as a woman breast-feeding her infant child, her round face with harmonised features set in an expression of serenity, her hair swept back into a low chignon, her head covered with a skullcap with incised geometric designs, her upright torso enveloped in a voluminous robe down to her ankles, the fabric superbly enlivened with vibrant copper-green and vermilion pigments, her hands folded across her torso, cradling the tiny infant, its plump face lovingly carved, seated upon a plinth with two further infant effigies standing at her feet.

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

Height 97 cm

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