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Tang marble statue chinese Qwang Ying

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About

Sculpture in Chinese white marble, Qwan Ying of the Tang dynasty, founded by the Li family. This rare Asian statue of Guan Yin from the 8th century represents the divinity of Compassion and Mercy of Indian origin, with a cult introduced under the Tang dynasty. The head with fine eyebrows and full cheeks is topped by a high bun as a cross. The upper part of the body, uncovered, is decorated with a necklace of pearls on the chest. The clothes and ornaments are sculpted in vivid, flowing lines that convey a graceful rhythm. It's sitting with one of the legs crossed. This Asian art object is certified by the expert Jean Gauchet, member of the European Chamber of Expert-Advisors in Fine Arts and specialist in Far Eastern art, Asian, Chinese and Japanese porcelain.

Characteristics

  • Time:8th century
  • Origin:China
  • Material or technique:Marble
  • Height:60 cm
  • Reference:2657

Conservation status

Really good condition

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