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A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century

A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century.
A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century.
A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century.
A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century.
A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century.
A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century.
A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century.
A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century.
A large wooden scultpure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th/18th Century.

Standing on a lotus throne, finely sculpted. Colour pigments. Height 123,5 cm.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Danish Archaeologist, Ethnographer, Art Collector and Museum Director Werner Jacobsen (1914-79). For more information, see below.

Cracks due to dryness of the wood. Damages. Later alterations and additions.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

150 000 - 200 000 SEK

14 100 - 18 800 EUR

13 500 - 18 000 USD

Hammer price: 
Unsold
Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Danish Archaeologist, Ethnographer, Art Collector and Museum Director Werner Jacobsen (1914-79). Jacobsen studied archeology and participated 1938-39 in the Danish Royal Geografic Societys Expedition to Mongolia under the lead of Henning Haslund-Christensens.
During the years 1946-59 he lived in India and Nepal and acquired many pieces for National Museum in Denmark, The Royal Library, the Moesgård Museum and himself. He set up a scientific center in Kathmandu, Nepal and later in Denmark where he organized all the material and information he had gathered.
In 1940-45 he was employed the Danish National Museum, in 1961 he became Museum Director for the Etnografic Collection. 1963-78 he was the head of the information and educational Department at the Museum. The collection was acquired from Werner Jacobsen as a whole when he sold it to gather funds for new expeditions. Thence by descent to the present owner.

Literature

Werner Jacobsen published various literary and academic works such as; Bronzer fra Mongoliet, Köpenhamn, 1940, Some Observations on the Origin of Sino-sibirian Animal Bronzes, Köpenhamn 1941, Buddhsitisk Skulptur I Kina, Köpenhamn, 1941, Kabuki, det Japanska folks teater, Köpenhamn 1941, Todaerne, - en idisk bjergstamme, Köpenhamn 1949, Maleri fra Puri, Orissa, Indien, Köpenhamn 1961, Thailand, Arkeologi og Kunst, Köpenhamn 1961. Originale Bloktryk fra Nepal, Köpehamn, 1966, Asiatiske Akkorder, Köpenhamn 1965, Buddha og det modern menneske, Köpenhamn, 1970, Kunsten, kunstneren og inderen, Köpenhamn, 1970, Den hvide mans byrde, Köpenhamn, 1970, Hvad er den egentlige virkelighed, Köpenhamn, 1976, Den hvide gud, Köpenhamn, 1973.

More information

This lot has a document from Uppsala University, Ångströmlaboratoriet, with the result from a 14C (radiocarbon determination).

Guanyin was one of the most widely revered deities in China and was believed to have the ability to save mankind from disasters such as fire, flood, demons and the sword of the executioner, as well as being the bestower of children.

Purchasing info
For condition report contact specialist
Cecilia Nordström
Stockholm
Cecilia Nordström
Head Specialist Asian Ceramics & Works of Art, European Ceramics and Glass
+46 (0)739 40 08 02
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