A large Blanc de Chine Dehua ware Guanyin, China Kangxi period ceramics

A large Blanc de Chine Dehua ware Guanyin, China Kangxi period ceramics

Price: Price on request

Offered by E. Pranger Oriental Art



A large Blanc de Chine Dehua ware Guanyin, China Kangxi period ceramics A large Blanc de Chine Dehua ware Guanyin, China Kangxi period ceramics

A large Dehua ware Blanc de Chine porcelain sculpture portraying Guanyin. The Bodhisattva in a seated pose with her right leg upright, Jewelry in her hair and on her breast.

Guanyin is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin which means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World". She is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Pusa 觀音菩薩.

It is generally accepted among east Asian adherents that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara (अवलोकितेश्वर), which is her male form. Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy,
Origin
China
Period
Kangxi Period (1662 - 1722)
Material
Porcelain
Signature
Sealmark at the back
Reference
1390-5
Sizes
36 cm

Offered by

E. Pranger Oriental Art

By appointment only
NL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)6 51 560 579
http://www.pranger-oriental.com/

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