Asian Art Auction

December 05, 2011

LOT 105
Pair of Gilt Wood Carved Buddhas, China, Ming Dynasty
  • Pair of Gilt Wood Carved Buddhas, China, Ming Dynasty

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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.

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $2,400

About artist/note:

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.

Provenance:

Lots 104 to 116: Buddhist Works of Art from a Toronto Collection

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art
Period: Ming