Ming Dynasty Wooden Sculpture of a Standing Guanyin, China, 1368-1644

€9.000,00

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This is a statue of a standing Guanyin (Avalokitasvara) bodhisattva, represented here with masculine characteristics. Guanyin, often seen in a many-headed and many armed form, is here rendered in a more classic Guanyin pose, with a single head and two arms. The head bears a crown, the center of which formerly had a carving of the Amitabha Buddha, since lost. The rectangular face is stately and regal. Vestments are draped over the shoulders and handing in loops below the elbows if each arm. There is evidence that that statue has been repainted on several occasions over the years. In the past, Buddhist devotees would repair or repaint Buddhist statuary as a form of benefaction, attempting to enhance the statue in some way. There are still traces of pigment in many places around the statue. Dimensions: h 78.4 cm; diameter 16.7.

  • PLACE OF ORIGIN
    China
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE
    circa 1600
  • PERIOD
    17th Century
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES
    Wood
  • CONDITION
    Excellent

  • DIMENSIONS
    H 30.87 in. x Dm 6.58 in.H 78.4 cm x Dm 16.7 cm
  • DIAMETER
    6.58 in. (16.7 cm)
  • SELLER LOCATION
    Torino, IT
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    LU104761309270

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