A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SHADAKSHARI AVALOKITESHVARA
QING DYNASTY, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
the figure seated in dhyanasana on a lotus pedestal, the principle hands in namaskara mudra, the secondary hands raised with one holding a flower, draped with a billowing scarf around the shoulders and arms falling to the base, the serene face with a downcast expression framed by a pair of large circular earrings and a five-point diadem securing the hair swept in a top knot surmounted by a figure of Amitabha
Height 23.5 cm, 9¼ in.
There are losses to the inlay on the bracelets, earrings, diadem and necklace, light scratching and rubbing to the gilding. The base is closed.
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