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Lot 92: MING GILT BRONZE BUDDHA INLAID FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: VERY FINE, Ming Dynasty Chinese gilt bronze inlaid Bodhisattva figure of Avalokiteshvara. As the nature of all Buddha, seated Avalokiteshvara, with resplendent, smiling, peaceful serene face and radiant amidst intricate ornate headdress, elongated ears with floral earrings in relaxed in posture. Adorned with many attractive silks and jewels. Both hands raised on chest level, holding entwined lotus ornate wrapped the arms terminated to the everted ends on the shoulders. The ornamentation and jewelry are repetitive but not boring. The lotus base of the sculpture is unique with three rings at the bottom and the double lotus above which gives extra height to the figure. Two beautiful feet seated in full lotus posture upon double lotus crown pedestal. The Buddha figure characterized with ornate turquoise beads inlaid mounted upon jewelries. The underside with incised quatrefoil flori-form petal visvavajra mark surrounding the centralized DaiJi.
Condition Report: Some missing stones inlaid. Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Provenance: PROVENANCE: Found in a plantation home near Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 at a downsizing Estate sale.
Dimensions: Dimension: 9-1/8" H
Medium: Bronze, Gold
Date: Ming Dynasty