Japan Fine Tall Old Gilt Bronze Kanon Guanyin, Beautiful Face, 13.5″h
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Japan, an elegant and Fine old seated Old Kanon Guan Yin in a pensive pose, a superb work of art cast in solid bronze with original traces of old gold gilding.
The peaceful and youthful Kanon with sublime down cast eyes and his right leg crossed over his left and fingers of right hand gently touching his cheek in a Classic pensive pose in quietude and seated atop a cylindrical lotus leaf base. The simple hair line punctuated by a loop at the rear of head for attachment.
Dimensions: 13.5 inches tall and 7 inches depth.
Original natural smooth dark patina with traces of the original gold gilding- just the way we like to find them- appropriate to its old age.
Provenance: private collection Tokyo, Japan
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Our gallery based in Newport, Rhode Island USA has been dealing in authentic Pre-Columbian, Japanese and fine Asian art, garden ornaments, lanterns and water basins for 25 years. Our president personally travels across America as well as Japan and Europe each year to meet his network partners who assist him in finding best examples. He personally inspects each antique work of art to ensure its old age, authenticity and quality condition.
Guanyin is a bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on earth, achieve enlightenment and who will be the successor to the historic Sakymuni Buddha. This combination of posture and pose “pensive pose” is a trans-eastern iconography popular and originating from ancient China and Korea, 6th-7th centuries. Kanon is a Japanese name for Guanyin, an East Asian bodhisattva and spiritual figure associated with mercy and compassion.
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