Lot 166


Wooden subject with traces of polychromy representing a guanyin standing on a double lotus, the left hand raised in vitarka mudra, the right hand lowered holding its necklace. The deity is wearing a high jewelled chigon and a long scarf.

Accidents and wear and tear.
A Carbon 14 test gives a probability of dating of 27.2% between 1684 and 1733; 54.6% between 1807 and 1899; 13.4% between 1900 and 1928; 0.2% between 1954 and 1955.
These results indicate that the tree from which the sample was taken was felled between the end of the 17th and the first half of the 20th century.
China, in the style of the 7th and 8th centuries.
H. height: 92 cm.