Chinese Gilt Bronze Statue
Circa: Early Qing Dynasty, 17th Century
in.(14cm.) X w.4 in.(10cm.) X d.3 in.(7.5cm.)
Good. extensive gilt loss
very old bronze possesses an austere simplicity emanating stillness and serenity.
The goddess is Quan Yin, deity of compassion and mercy, with an image of Amitabha
Buddha, of whom she is an emanation, in her headdress, over which is draped the
hood of her unornamented robe. She is seated upon a double lotus in rapt meditation,
adorned with a necklace with triple diadem. Traces of gilding remain in some of
the crevices; overall patina is an excellent black with green and brown undertones
and traces of black lacquer.
to Private Collection