A PAIR OF BUDDHIST POLYCHROME WOOD BODHISATTVA FIGURES, CHINESE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE LATE QING DYNASTY (1644-1912) AND AFTER, likely male and female personifications of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, in the Jin Dynasty (1115-1324) taste, each with top scrolled blue hair with floral crowns, one holds a ribbon from the crown, and the other figure holds a pearl of wisdom, each with bead and tassel necklaces, bare chested, wearing flowing skirts, raised on lotus form bases, the whole with gilt red, blue, and green paint decoration. Height: 20" Diameter: 6"
Darkening, losses, chips and wear to paint and gilt throughout, some chips and losses of carving, later inpainting including yellow color paint on one, cracks throughout, overall in good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.
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