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Old Chinese Hand Carved Marble Guan Yin Buddha with Lovely Face
This older hand-carved solid marble sculpture with inscription comes from a 50 year old Chinese antique stone collection formed in the 1970s-1980s. We are offering the last works from this one of a kind group and all date to the 1920s-1940s. This beautiful Buddha sculpture will bring serenity and timeless style to your home, office, sacred space, or garden China, a smaller scale fine old hand-carved marble effigy of a standing Buddha or Bodhisattva Guanyin carved in relief against an incised background mandorla including two lohans and two attendants or disciples with flames on edge. The Buddha is guarded below by guardian foo dogs at the sides. It was likely in a private shrine or special Buddhist garden. On bottom we find evidence of hand carving. This work of art in all its splendor would make a fine indoor or garden presentation and choice. Hand-carved. Only one. Beautiful face. Dimensions: 16 inches high and 8.5 inches wide Provenance: Coming from an old Beijing collection assembled in the 1970s-1980s. About the Chinese Buddhism: Chinese Buddhism has shaped Chinese culture in a wide variety of areas including art, politics, literature, philosophy, medicine and material culture. The translation of a large body of Indian and Nepalese Buddhist scriptures into Chinese and the inclusion of these translations together with works composed in China into a printed canon had far-reaching implications for the dissemination of Buddhism throughout the Chinese cultural sphere, including Korea, Japan, Ryukyu Islands and Vietnam. Chinese stone carvings are among the impressive artistic evidence of the regional spread of this great culture. Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.
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- Date of ManufactureMid-20th Century
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 16 in. x W 8.5 in. x D 4.5 in.H 40.64 cm x W 21.59 cm x D 11.43 cm
- Seller LocationShelburne, VT
- Reference NumberLU1289210554683
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