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Chinese Carved Wood Head of a Bodhisattva

Ming dynasty, ca: 16th century


Possibly depicting Guanyin. 
Finely carved in the full round, wearing a crown and hair done in an elaborate chignon.  Her face is sensitively rendered in a calm disposition.
Retaining considerable vestiges of gesso and polychrome decoration.
Height of Head: 13 1/2 inches (34 cm.)
With base: 19 1/4 inches (49 cm.)

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