Style Gilt Bronze
Turning Dharma Wheel
Circa: 19th-early 20th Century
17 in.(43cm), W 5 in.(12.5cm), D 5 in.(12.5cm)
Condition: very good
of the Ming Dynasty returned to classical style, as seen in this upright and formalist
KuanYin, solid and symmetrical, dressed in court robes and ornamented with jewels
and embroidered garments, her hands held in the dharmachakra mudra; Turning the
Wheel of the Law. Much of the gilding has remained and illuminates the figure
with a golden cloak.
style flowered during the Ming Dynasty after the first Ming emperor, Chu YŁan-chang,
gained control of a spreading rebellion and overthrew the Mongol Yuan dynasty,
thus unifying all of China proper and creating a period of stability and prosperity
with notable achievements in the arts.
to Private Collection