Mark Mlodoch World Art

Song limestone head of Guanyin

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 1195652

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Song limestone head of Guanyin. 960-1279 AD. 10" tall on wooden stand. Head alone 5 1/2" tall. 3 lb. 4 oz. Precise, subtle carving achieves a lively realism rarely seen in this type of small head, most of which are later, stiff imitations often sold as 'Ming.' Damage to the back of one earlobe. From a Chicago 'Gold Coast' collection, inherited from an old Boston estate. Details to purchaser.