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Antique wood Guanyin in her grotto on Putuo Island. Qing, 18th cent.

Antique wood Guanyin in her grotto on Putuo Island. Qing, 18th cent.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1800: Item # 1302795

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An unusual and charming votive image of carved wood depicting Guanyin seated in her grotto on Putuo Island with the secondary figures, the Dragon Maiden and Sudhana attending her on either side. Above a small grotto with the seated image of a Buddha and flanking it on both sides are the four popular companions from the Journey to the West (Xiyou ji), the monk Xuanzang, Sandy, Pigsy and Monkey. In the water below a pair of nagas and a large fish. On the back of the sculpture is a place for relics and donor documents. Qing, 18th cent. H 44.5 cm. Condition: Minor repairs and losses.