A LACQUERED BRONZE FIGURE OF MANJUSHRI
1.200 € - 1.800 €
Description:China, late Ming dynasty
H. 24,2 cm
Seated in vajrasana on a lotus base with both hands holding stems of lotuses flowering along his shoulders supporting manuscript and originally the sword, wearing dhoti fastened around the waist with a belt, scarf draped around his shoulders, bejewelled, his face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows, his hairdo combed in a chignon and secured with an elaborate tiara.
From the collection of the merchant Alfred Julius Forkel (1873-1934), acquired in China before 1910, described in the collector's diary, written between 1901 and 1910, on page 74, no. 12 - Slightly chipped, wear