A similar gilt bronze figure of slightly larger size is illustrated in Han Yong, Gems of Beijing Cultural Relics Series. Buddhist Statues, vol. 1, Beijing, 2001, pl. 39; and another was sold at Christie’s New York, 1st December 1994, lot 340. Three related bronze figures of this manifestation of a crowned Guanyin are published in Xia Jingchun cang jintong foxiang, Shenyang, 2000, pls 170, 171 and 172; another seated on a lotus pedestal was included in the exhibition The Casting of Religion. A Special Exhibition of Mr Peng Kai-dong’s Donation, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2004, pl. 167; and a third example was sold in our New York rooms, 1st December 1992, lot 196.
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