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Polychrome Giltwood Figure of a Seated Guanyin

Auction:
2885B
Lot:
432
Sold for:
$19,680$16,000

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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Polychrome Giltwood Figure of a Seated Guanyin, China, possibly Song dynasty, 11th/12th century, seated on a lion above rockery that holds a carpet, her face carved with a contemplative expression with painted eyes and mouth, her well-modeled and folded drapery with flowing ribbons at each side complementing the delicately carved jeweled necklace and leg bracelets, ht. 12 1/2 in.

Provenance: The collection of Andre Carlhian (1883-1968).
Estimate $5,000-7,000

normal wear to polychrome and gilt


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Keywords

Andre Carlhian, Bodhisattvas, Bracelet, Guanyin, Jewellery, Mahayana, Necklace, Taoism, China

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