A Chinese figure of Guanyin in famille verte enamels on the biscuit. Kangxi period.
Figure of the bodhisattva Guanyin seated upon a thin base with one leg touching the ground and the other ground and the other bent upwards. She wears a long robe and cloak over her head, and is modeled with a serene expression on her face. She is holding a fly-whisk in one hand and a small vase containing flowers stem in the other.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 7.5 in. (19 cm)
- Reference :
Maison Perret & Vibert 170, boulevard Haussmann (Paris)
For a very similar Guanyin, see Jorge Welsh, Biscuit Refined Chinese Famille Verte Wares, p. 206, no. 57.
Guanyin is one of the most popular Buddhist deities in China and originated from an Indian male bodhisattva called Avalokitesvara.