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Rare Chinese Fahua Glazed Figure of a Bodhisattva

Ming dynasty mid-16th century

Description

Likely Avalokitesvara (Guanyin),
Seated upon a terraced throne in an attitude of “royal ease.”
Finely modeled with detailing to features, crown, and ornamentation.
Height: 10 ½ inches (26.7 cm.)
A very similar figure is in the collection of Anthony de Rothschild (Krahl, 1996, Vol. I, 92).
 

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