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Lot 31: Bronze Figure of a Bodhisattva Guanyin, Ming
22 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Bronze with dark patina, traces of former color painting and gilt
China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Bronze figure of a seated Bodhisattva Guanyi in padmasana position
The right hand performing the vitarkamudra, the left hand placed on the right foot
The head adorned with an elaborate crown with a small figure of Buddha Amitabha in the center
Meditative facial expression with an indicated smile and downcast eyes
The bodhisattva wears princely garment and jewelry
Dimensions: c. 21 x 13 x 13 cm
Good condition consistent with age
Object is regular taxed. 19% VAT is added to the purchase price for deliveries within the EU.
The figure is in good condition with usual, age related signs of wear. The middle finger of the left hand is restored and the tip of the left thumb is missing. Minimal loss of material at the lower edge. The height measures 21 cm, the width and the depth c. 13 cm.
Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.