A gold lacquered figure of twelve-armed Avalokiteshvara Maximize

A gold lacquered figure of twelve-armed Avalokiteshvara

Gold lacquered wood
China
Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Ming
Height : 51 cm
Private German collection

 The bodhisattva seated in padmasana, dressed in a fine dhoti, shoulders covered by elegantly draped scarves, the body adorned with many jewels. The main hands in dhyana mudra and anjali mudra, the other arms radiating around the body and holding various attributes: vajra, bell, wheel, flower ... The plump face plump framed by ears with stretched lobes, two other faces at the back of the head, eyes half-closed, serene expression. The statue covered with a fine layer of lacquer with bronze reflections.