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Lot 6Japanese Gilt-Wood Kannon Bosatsu
Muromachi Period, 16th century
Standing on a lotus base clad in a long dhoti gathered at the waist, with traces of gilt foliate roundels and asa-no-ha, the hands held in varada mudra, with attached pendant jewelry, the hair gathered in a high topknot and framed by a pierced diadem. Height 22 1/2 inches.
Provenance:
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Japanese and Other Asian Works of Art, April 21, 1976, lot 172

C The Collection of Dr. Ruth Lax

Sold for $6,875
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Overall gilt-wear and overall areas of lacquer loss, one arm broken below the shoulder and reattached, back of head with hole, metal bracket where halo would slit in, possible small scattered areas of lacquer restoration and stabilization. Small losses to headdress and necklace.


Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.





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