elegant Quan Yin is seated in full lotus posture on a triple lotus throne. She
wears a shawl and a pleated dhoti which falls in folds over the upturned petals.
Strands of pearls and jewels adorn her body; in her hands she holds a lotus bud.
Her head is sculpted with sensitivity; the face smooth and full, the sensual lips
carved into a serene smile. Her hair and crown are masterfully handled, the hair
parted in the back and swept forward into falling tendrils, with part of it lifted
up into a coiled bun surmounted by a feathered crown. Underlying its austerity
is a delicate equipoise which imbues the work with contained energy. The accomplished
rendering of the head and upper body are in contrast to the more broadly done
middle section and arms, suggesting the input of two artists, or perhaps further
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