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Avalokitesvara
Tibeto - Chinese
Yongle mark and period (1403 - 1424)
Gilt copper alloy
19.4 cm. /7 3/4 in.

Avalokitesvara

A superb corpus of metal sculpture commissioned by the Yongle Emperor (1403 - 24) is remarkably consistent in style and execution. The casting is faultless, the gilding rich and superbly rendered. This fine image of Avalokitesvara bears the Yongle reign (1403 - 24) mark, one of only three published Yongle period works to represent standing figures. It is also unusual for Yongle period images to exhibit raised decoration on the garments, such as that on the lower garment of this sculpture, but at least two other examples can be cited.

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