Lot 329
  • 329

AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE GILT-LACQUER, POLYCHROME WOOD AND GESSO FIGURE OF JINASAGARA AVALOKITESHVARA AND CONSORT MING DYNASTY, XUANDE PERIOD |

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1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD
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Description

the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara with his principal hands held together before his chest in anjali mudra, his secondary hands at shoulder level, once holding mala and padma, with the padma stem remaining in the proper left hand, the deity in union with his consort with her arms reaching over the shoulders of the bodhisattva and holding a kartrika in her right hand, a kapala now missing from her left, both deities wearing elaborate bodhisattva jewelery and heavily patterned robes, and seated on a waisted lotus pedestal bordered with bands of rounded pearls, a circular plug on the underside sealing an undisturbed chamber (2) HAR item no. 64935
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