Subject:Re: Can anyone help me identify this sculpture/statue?
Posted By: Pierre Vanderweerden Mon, Jul 08, 2019
Looks like wood but is it old?
If this is from a chinese temple,where is the body ?
Buddhist don't venerate statues heads only, it is against their believe.A Buddha or Guan Ying should be with body.
Therefore, first thing to do is to see if the base of the neck was part of a statue or not.
If the base is nicely flat, for sure this is a modern representation, not an antique.
Then you have to check the weight,if it is old, it should be light. If new it is heavy. ( humidity in the wood.)
Those info might help you I hope.
Have a nice day.