A GILT SINO-TIBETAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A GUANYIN WITH WOODEN BASE, 19TH CENTURY
bronze with red-brown patina, the wood base modelled as a lotus; overall height: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.), height of figure only: 28.5 cm (11 1/4 in.)
Sotheby's, New York, April 11, 1990, lot 408 (copy of invoice available upon request).
Acquired at the above by a prominent Armenian-American Family
The guanyin seated in dhyanasana with hands held in dhyana mudra, dressed in a long flowing robe, hair styled in a domed ushnisha, with openwork crown.