Buddhist Art and Porcelains from Private Collections
Chinese Gilt Bronze Statuette of Guanyin, Tang
A Chinese gilt bronze miniature statuette of Guanyin dating from the Tang dynasty. Guanyin stands in tribhanga or contrapposto with her hip shifted to the left. Her right hand hangs down and holds the top of a water jug. She stands upon adouble lotus pedestal. A three-pointed crown sits upon her head, and she is adorned with jewelry and a floral garland. Dimensions are: 2 1/8 inches tall X 3/4 inches wide, 5.4 cm X 1.9 cm. Weight: 21.1 grams. All measurements are approximate.