A gilt-bronze four-arm Guanyin Qing dynasty, 18th century
Lot 458
A gilt-bronze four-arm Guanyin Qing dynasty, 18th century
HK$ 200,000 - 250,000
US$ 26,000 - 32,000
Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman (lots 451-474)
A gilt-bronze four-arm Guanyin
Qing dynasty, 18th century
The figure seated in dhyanansana above a lotus pedestal, the figure with serene facial expression framed by an elaborate headress with inlaid semi-precious stones, flanked by a pair of lobed ears, the hair tied in high chignon and topped with a Buddha's head finial, the chest bare with a billowing scarf drapped freely around the shoulders and arms, adorned with necklaces, bracelets, jewellery and a unique ram skull ornament at the heart, the principal hands held in anjalimudra and the other pair holding ornaments, the lower half of the body wearing lose dhoti.
13cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清十八世紀 銅鎏金四臂觀音菩薩坐像

    See a comparable but larger four-armed Guanyin seated figure in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Guanyin in the Collection of the Palace Museum. Classics of the Forbidden City, Beijing, 2012, no.92.
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