A gilt-bronze seated figure of a Guanyin Ming dynasty
Lot 346
A gilt-bronze seated figure of a Guanyin Ming dynasty
Sold for HK$ 75,000 (US$ 9,668) inc. premium

Lot Details
A gilt-bronze seated figure of a Guanyin
Ming dynasty
The finely cast figure depicted seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a flared pedestal decor with downward streaks of fur, the hands held in dhyana mudra and chest bare adorned in beaded necklaces, her face serene and flanked by a pair of lobed ears with earrings, all framed by a foliate crown and a clothed hood cascading over her shoulders and falling loosely over the pedestal.
23.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • The stand on which the figure is depicted seated in particularly rare, and appears to represent the hide of a large feline creature.

    明 銅鎏金觀音坐像

    觀音面相豐潤,柳眉長眼,表情慈祥莊重,頭帶五葉寶冠,耳戴大耳檔,罩袍蓋頭,身穿長衫,衣褶轉拆流動,表現出肌肉飽滿之感,雙手上下疊作禪定印,結跏趺坐於下垂狀之毛髮座,造型肥滿,比例對稱,粗中有細,精緻優雅。

    該觀音之底座造型尤為特別,其毛髮狀紋飾或暗喻觀音坐騎。
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