A Rare Documented Ming Avalokiteshvara

Description: Cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, the figure is dressed in loose, flowing robes and elaborate beaded jewellery. The hands are held in vitarka mudra, each holding a leafy stem rising to the shoulders and surmounted by a bird on one side and a vase on the other. The face has a serene expression, a rock crystal third eye. The hair is fashioned into a chignon centred by a figure of Amitabha Buddha behind an elaborate crown. The back with engraved calligraphy.

Age: Chenghua (1465-1487).

Size: Approx 28 cm high.

Price: £6500.