Lot 77: A FINE AND RARE GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF XI WANGMU, THE QUEEN MOTHER OF THE WEST
December 8, 2016
Prague 1, Czech RepublicLive Auction
The finely cast figure is shown seated with her hands held before her chest holding a ceremonial tablet gui, dressed in long-sleeved layered robes decorated with lotus scroll borders, her face with serene expression framed by pendulous earlobes, with jewellery and an elaborate 'phoenix' headdress.
China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Height 30 cm.