A polychromed wood figure of Guanyin. Ming Dynasty

A kneeling Bodhisattva centering the scrolled crown fronting his tall chignon and the tassels hanging from his jeweled necklace repeated on the pendants across each knee covered with the folds of his long dhoti as he sits in 'royal ease' upon a deeply undercut base . 19 3/4in (50cm) high. Estimate: $5,000 - 7,000

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com