Chinese Lacquer Gilt Bronze Figure of Guanyin, late Ming Dynasty
- 6.25ʺW × 4.25ʺD × 11.5ʺH
- Art Subject
- 17th Century
Chinese Ming Dynasty bronze figure of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, also known as Guanyin (Quan Yin, Kwan Yin, Kuan Yin). The ...
more Chinese Ming Dynasty bronze figure of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, also known as Guanyin (Quan Yin, Kwan Yin, Kuan Yin). The figure well cast in two parts, with remnants of rich lacquer and gilding throughout, and much of it preserved on the face. Dating to the late Ming Dynasty, early 17th century
The Bodhisattva of Compassion sits upon a separately cast lotus pedestal in dhyanasana (lotus position), a warm and benevolent expression on his face. He is dressed in voluminous robes and festooned with jewels. An elaborate diadem graces his head, with an image of Amitabha Buddha at the center. A cup raised to chest level in one hand, the other hand in abhaya mudra, the gesture of protection and reassurance. less