Lot 57. A LACQUERED WOODEN STATUE OF A GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY

Starting price:€ 1 500
Auction date:30.09.2017   15:00 UTC +02:00
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ID 7217
Lot 57A LACQUERED WOODEN STATUE OF A GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY
Carved wood with greyish lacquer coating. China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Statue of the Bodhisattva Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara), carved in the round. The goddess is depicted in seated pose with crossed legs and dressed in a long-draped robe. On her head a crown with Buddha Amitabha. Her right hand is raised performing the vitarka mudra, the left hand laying in her lap and holding a large pearl.

Shape: Elegant sculpture in seated position, carved in the round with flattened base
Dimensions: 83 cm (height), 59 cm (width), 53 cm (depth)
Condition: Age-related condition, some wear to the lacquer surface, partly with age cracks, lower part and base with old, inactive insect traces
Provenance: Old German Private Collection

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