Antique Chinese Fruit Wood Buddha
South Sea Guanyin
Lotus Pond Rising
Circa: Qing to Republic, Early 1900s"
Aged condition with no losses, FedEx Ground Shipping
H 24 in.(61cm), W 11 in.(28cm), D 7 in.(18cm)
The Goddess of Compassion Guan Yin in a sumptuous flowing robe, standing above a large lotus petal arose from the depths. Her sublime countenance reflects peace and tranquility. Eyes downcast in a serene expression. Right hand poised in the mudra of teaching as she fills the ocean with the nectar of her vase, which evokes the movement of wind-blow over the turbulent sea. This antique Chinese fruit wood carving embodies the goddess' majestic presence. The scene is reminiscent of traditional Chinese sculptures and paintings from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Apparently, some age-related surface splits visibly on the backside were restored with coats of fillers, which has eroded to reveal a glittering web of sparks and flecks over time. which has eroded to reveal a glittering web of sparks and flecks over time. Carved with fine dexterity and imbued with peaceful composure, the statue is exquisite in the devotion of articulated carvings. It is in very good condition and is an exceptional find from the period.
Estimated Value $1500
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