17 mai 2009

A rare and large sancai-glazed architectural fitting of Guanyin in a grotto, Ming Dynasty

A rare and large sancai-glazed architectural fitting of Guanyin in a grotto, Ming Dynasty Representing Guanyin seated in royal ease on a raised rockwork pedestal, dressed in loose-fitting robes, open at the chest to reveal a jewelled pendant necklace, the face with benevolent expression and the hair swept up into a high chignon, with a circular mandala behind, flanked on either side by two acolytes, each standing on a raised lotus-pod, with crashing waves below and overhanging rocks above, all glazed in green, yellow and... [Lire la suite]