A carved polychrome wood figure of a seated Avalokitesvara, the 'Watermoon' Guanyin, Probably Yuan to Ming dynasty
Lot 344
A carved polychrome wood figure of a seated Avalokitesvara, the 'Watermoon' Guanyin,
Probably Yuan to Ming dynasty
AU$ 20,000 - 30,000
US$ 19,000 - 28,000
Lot Details
A carved polychrome wood figure of a seated Avalokitesvara, the 'Watermoon' Guanyin,
Probably Yuan to Ming dynasty
with naturalistic facial features framed by a Amitabha-Buddha crown the voluminous yet relaxed body seated at ease with one arm gently resting on a raised knee, the other leg supported by a lotus flower floating amongst waves,
131cm high

Footnotes

  • Note:
    Such larger-than-life constructions are particularly associated with Shanxi province in northern China where the two pre-eminent centers of Buddhist activity were located at the time, in Taiyuan and the Wutai Mountain

    (或)元明時期 木雕彩繪水月觀音坐像

    注:此類大型雕像於陝西地區地處太原於五台山的兩個佛教中心息息相關
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