Pair of Gilt Wood Carved Buddhas, China, Ming Dynasty
Each figure standing wearing voluminous robes open to the chest, hands in vitarka mudra (gestures of discussion) with one possibly carrying a jewel, each showing a soft expression and wearing five pointed crowns above twisted coiffures
tallest height 13.2" — 33.5 cm.
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For the style compare with a trio of life sized seated images of crowned Guanyin figures, Ming dynasty, 16th century in the collection of the Royal Ontario museum, two currently displayed.
Lots 104 to 116: Buddhist Works of Art from a Toronto Collection
Department: Asian Art