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72: A large polychrome wood figure of Guanyin

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Description

Chinese 17th/18th century
The Bodhisattva of infinite compassion seated in Dhyanasana wearing a crown with a central image of a Buddha. Her hands in the dharmachakra mudra, the gesture which denotes the first teaching given by Buddha Shakayamuni.
This mudra signifies the setting in motion of the Buddhist wheel of teachings. Traces of original paint remain. H. 980mm

Provenance: This fine and early figure of Guanyin was collected by the current owners in the Shanxi province in central mainland China and has been held in their collection for many years.

Condition

Later hands
Buyer's Premium

18%

Estimate NZ$16,000 – NZ$24,000
Starting Bid NZ$8,000
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10:30 PM - Feb 28, 2012
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Art + Object

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3 Abbey St; Newton
Auckland, 1145
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