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Lot 0016
CHINESE POLYCHROME-DECORATED CARVED WOOD FIGURE OF A SEATED BODHISATTVA
17th Century
The seated figure resting in lotus position, resting on a lotus petal carved base; traces of original decoration and gilding.
Height: 24 1/2 in. (62.23 cm.)

Condition

Please refer to the conditions of sale Overall in fair condition. The wooden base is in two pieces that seem pegged together. ( they fit nicely but slightly loose ) The figure with a long slim opening in the back, partially hollowed inside ( as visible in photos ) As expected of a wood sculpture of this age and fragility there are expected age cracks and shrinkage to the wood with minor losses to the extremities (top of the head hair details ) Structurally, the statue has been preserved in good condition with significant traces of the original gesso, pigmentation and gold paint preserved. Beautifully carved hands with no losses to the fingers, nicely carved layered robes with traces of gilt.

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CHINESE POLYCHROME-DECORATED CARVED WOOD FIGURE

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000Oct 30, 2017