Guanyin China, circa 16th - 17th century Wood... - Lot 78 - Digard Auction

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Guanyin China, circa 16th - 17th century Wood... - Lot 78 - Digard Auction
Guanyin China, circa 16th - 17th century Wood with remains of polychromy and gilding. H. 74 cm Beautiful representation of the Bodhisattva Guanyin/ Avalokiteshvara seated in vajraparyanka at the heart of a blossoming lotus supported by a pedestal. His raised right hand makes the gesture of argumentation or explanation of Buddhist doctrine, vitarka mudra. A cavity intended to house a consecration consecration is present on the back, and an inscription engraved on the back of the pedestal is still partially still partially visible under the pigments. Provenance : - French private collection. Exhibitions: - Demons and Wonders, traditional arts of China and Tibet Abbaye de Saint-Riquier (80) 1995 - 2000 years of Chinese art". Musée de Saint- Antoine l'Abbaye, Isère 2000. Reproduced in catalog. - A la vie, à la mort. Objects and rites of protection in ancient China". Museum of the History of Medicine. Paris 2014/2015 6 000 / 8 000 €
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