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Japan Fine Large & Elegant Antique Bronze Seated Kanon Maitreya Beautiful Face

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From our recent Japanese acquisitions A beautiful face and ideal indoor or garden candidate. Japan, a large 49" tall antique 19th century elegant and finely cast bronze seated Kanon Maitreya, Guan Yin in a pensive pose, a superb work of art. This example is the oldest and largest version of this bronze pensive pose Kannon we have ever seen available. It dates to the end of the 19th century. Dimensions: 49 inches tall and 22 inches width. The peaceful and youthful Kanon with sublime down cast eyes and his right leg crossed over his left and fingers of right hand gently touching his cheek in a Classic pensive pose in quietude and seated atop a cylindrical lotus leaf engraved base all exhibiting original green color. Green patina formation on surface areas come from a previous garden installation. Provenance: Private collection Kyoto, Japan Only one. Maitreya is a bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on Earth, achieve enlightenment and who will be the successor to the historic Sakymuni Buddha. This combination of posture and pose “pensive pose” is a trans-eastern iconography popular and originating from ancient China and Korea, 6th-7th centuries. Kanon is a Japanese name for Guanyin, an East Asian bodhisattva and spiritual figure associated with mercy and compassion. Life time guarantee of authenticity. “I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in or on the most beautiful building I know…. Sculpture is an art of the open air, and sunlight is necessary to it. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” — Henry Moore   

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  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 49 in. x W 22 in. x D 20 in.H 124.46 cm x W 55.88 cm x D 50.8 cm
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    LU1289216409701
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