Property from an important private collection (lots 381-403)
A gilt-bronze Guanyin
Ming dynasty Seated in a relaxed posture with left leg pendant, the deity wearing long overflowing robes draped over her head, her serene expression with downcast eyes framed by hair bound in high chignon, holding a scroll in her right hands with her left resting on her knees, stand. 11.2cm high (2).
Provenance 來源: A German private collection, Hamburg, acquired in 1987 德國私人收藏家1987年收藏
For a closely related but slightly smaller seated bronze figure of Guanyin, see Sydney Moss Ltd., The Second Bronze Age. Later Chinese Metalwork, London, 1991, no.6. For examples sold at auction, see Christie's Hong Kong, 31 October 2000, lot 997; and another sold at Sotheby's New York, 19 September 2001, lot 29.
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