Lot 88: A RARE CARVED WOOD HEAD OF GUANYIN
December 8, 2016
Prague 1, Czech RepublicLive Auction
The head is carved in the round from a single trunk section, the full face with straight nose flanked by wide arched brows above heavily lidded eyes, the lips gently indented to provide a benevolent expression, the features all framed by pendulous ears and neatly-dressed hair, pulled up beneath an elaborate tiered crown, centered with a round mirror and decorated with polychrome.
China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Height 49 cm.