Lot 78: A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF THE NINE-HEADED AVALOKITESHVARA
December 8, 2016
Prague 1, Czech RepublicLive Auction
The bodhisattva of mercy standing on a lotus base, his right hand in varadamudra and the left hand lifting a bottle of rainwater. The figure has a slender trunk, decorated with numerous conspicuous items of jewellery. The eight smaller heads compose a crown with a central diadem depicting the Buddha Amitabha.
China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Height 26 cm.