Large bodhisattva head China, circa 13th... - Lot 79 - Digard Auction

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Large bodhisattva head China, circa 13th... - Lot 79 - Digard Auction
Large bodhisattva head China, circa 13th - 14th century Polychrome adobe. H. 43 cm Beautiful and important bodhisattva head, probably an aspect of Guanyin. Guanyin, the bun curling back partially concealed by a discreet by a discreet three-flowered crown modeled after a goldsmith's goldsmith's piece, revealing the curls of hair falling down to the ears. ears. Sulfide-encrusted eyes seek to recreate the life of the gaze and a semi-precious stone or other sulfide must initially have occupied the visible hole in the urna. The surface features superimposed layers of white, pink and gold pigments. Note the beautiful expression of the face, giving it a superb presence. This beautiful head is part of a stylistic movement that reached its peak peak under the Song and Jin in the 12th-13th centuries, and continued through a slow through a slow evolution until the early Ming period. Provenance : - French private collection. Exhibitions : - Demons and wonders, traditional arts from China and Tibet" Abbaye de Saint-Riquier Abbaye de Saint-Riquier (80) 1995 - Le visage dans tous ses états" co-production Université de Paris and Fondation L'Oréal. Réfectoire des Cordeliers. Paris 2010 - A la vie, à la mort. Objects and rites of protection in ancient China". Museum of the History of Medicine. Paris 2014/2015
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