25 mai 2009

An extremely rare documentary parcel-gilt lacquered-wood figure of Avalokitesvara. Dated 10th year of Chenghua, AD1475

An extremely rare documentary parcel-gilt lacquered-wood figure of Avalokitesvara. Dated 10th year of Chenghua, corresponding to AD1475 and of the period The figure seated in vajrasana on a pierced rockwork pedestal with graduating crevices, the hands held in dhyana mudra, the finely incised hair falling in braids onto the shoulders and around the ears and swept into a topknot held by a ruyi diadem encircled by the elaborate tri-lobed crown carved with a seated Amitabha amidst cloud scrolls, the face with eyes... [Lire la suite]