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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ELAINE LUSTIG COHEN

A LARGE CAST-IRON HEAD OF GUANYIN
YUAN / EARLY MING DYNASTY 
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
547

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF ELAINE LUSTIG COHEN

A LARGE CAST-IRON HEAD OF GUANYIN
YUAN / EARLY MING DYNASTY 
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A LARGE CAST-IRON HEAD OF GUANYIN
YUAN / EARLY MING DYNASTY 
the bodhisattva with serene expression, the eyelids lowered between long pendulous ears, the eyebrows, lips and mustache outlined with thin raised lines, the hair also lined and dressed at the front in overlapping curls, a platform around the chignon on the top of the head pierced for the attachment of a diadem, stand (2)
Height 17 1/8  in., 43.4 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Jay C. Leff, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, until 1962. 

Catalogue Note

Compare a number of similarly cast smaller heads of Guanyin, including one formerly in the collection of The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, sold in these rooms, 18th October 1974, lot 32; another from the collection of Felix Guggenheim, offered in these rooms, 1st May 1978, lot 64; and another, complete with the original diadem, illustrated by Alan Priest, Chinese Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1944, pl. CXXIII. 

Important Chinese Art

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