An Antique Chinese Bronze and Cloisonne Group of Guanyin Seated on Elephant, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Chia Ching (r. 1796-1820) An Antique Chinese Bronze and Cloisonne Group of Guanyin Seated on Elephant, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Chia Ching (r. 1796-1820)

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(G75) Exquisitely carved, the bodhisattva of compassion and mercy depicted atop a standing elephant, seated at ease in lalitasana, holding a...

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(G75) Exquisitely carved, the bodhisattva of compassion and mercy depicted atop a standing elephant, seated at ease in lalitasana, holding a scroll in her left hand, her right hand in vitarka mudra, her hair arranged into an elegant high chignon, secured with a fluttering headscarf, with a large vermilion gemstone inlaid along her rippling hairline, another marking the urna in the centre of her forehead, her characteristically round face with pleasingly harmonised features, draped in a billowing dhoti, embellished with fine floral cloisonne motif, the elephant standing foursquare with its trunk curled inwards, its eyes articulated two slender, tapered tusks protruding from its jowls, caparisoned in a colourful saddle blanket detailed with dragon and cloud cloisonne motif.

Provenance: In the private collection of Mohinda Dharmapala, Sri Lanka, prior to May 1984.

Height 45 cm

(G75) Exquisitely carved, the bodhisattva of compassion and mercy depicted atop a standing elephant, seated at ease in lalitasana, holding a scroll in her left hand, her right hand in vitarka mudra, her hair arranged into an elegant high chignon, secured with a fluttering headscarf, with a large vermilion gemstone inlaid along her rippling hairline, another marking the urna in the centre of her forehead, her characteristically round face with pleasingly harmonised features, draped in a billowing dhoti, embellished with fine floral cloisonne motif, the elephant standing foursquare with its trunk curled inwards, its eyes articulated two slender, tapered tusks protruding from its jowls, caparisoned in a colourful saddle blanket detailed with dragon and cloud cloisonne motif.

Provenance: In the private collection of Mohinda Dharmapala, Sri Lanka, prior to May 1984.

Height 45 cm

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