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Ming Dynasty Polychromed Clay & Stucco Head of Bodhisattva Guanyin

$5,950

About the Item

Ming Dynasty Polychromed Clay & Stucco head of Bodhisattva Guanyin. Ming Dynasty or older. A fine example of sculpted polychromed, clay and stucco over a wood foundational armature. Possibly of the late-ming period (17th century) carved and polychromed wood head of Bodhisattva Guanyin. This superb rendition is hand-carved of wood and shows nicely the original paint, which has, visibly, worn over the centuries but is preserved. The figure is well-carved, showing an empathetic expression on this beloved Buddhist Divinity's face. The Guanyin, or "goddess of mercy", has long been a recognizable symbol of Chinese culture. This example features an Amitabha, or celestial buddha, on the crown, and elongated earlobes, so that the Guanyin can hear and reply to the suffering of all. This work rests in a custom padded presentation box and is accompanied by a custom steel stand for display. Measures: 15.75" H x 8" W x 9" D on the stand. 13" H x 8" W x 9" D, head alone. With later box for head, 16" W x 10" D x 9" H.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 15.75 in (40.01 cm)Width: 8 in (20.32 cm)Depth: 9 in (22.86 cm)
  • Style:
    Ming (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Steel,Wood,Blackened,Hand-Carved,Polychromed
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    18th Century or Older
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location:
    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 84421stDibs: LU2592326646292

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