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Ivory figure of Guanyin, wearing a long full robe brought over the head and falling into folds to hide the feet. Seated cross-legged with a child on her right arm, her left hand supporting the child's leg, the child's left arm over her right shoulder, his head turned looking to the front.
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Height: 15.2 cm
Object history note
As far as can be judged from the rather poor illustration in the Berlin Catalogue, there would seem to be a rather similar standing ivory figure of hte Guanyin dating from about 1700, in the Collection of H.V. Klemperer. (See Cat. Ausstellung Chinesischer Kunst. Berlin, 1929. p. 256, no. 671)
Figure of Guanyin, carved ivory, China, Ming dynasty, 1580-1640
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Clunas, Craig. Chinese Carving. London: Sun Tree Publishing Ltd in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1996. p. 20, fig 9.
East Asia Collection