A PAIR OF GILT-LACQUERED STUCCO FIGURES OF BODHISATTVA
MING DYNASTY

Each portrayed standing, closely mirroring the pose of the other, with one hand raised and the other hand lowered, holding now-missing attributes, the full face with delicate features, inlaid with glass eyes, the forehead with a recessed urna, the elaborate chignon fronted by jewelled tiara, clad in fluttering scarf and layered skirt, the tiara and belt accented with wire, wood stands. 
Heights 17 1/2  in., 44.5 cm

Provenance

 

Yamanaka & Co., New York.
Collection of John D. Rockefeller, Jr, acquired from the above, 11th November 1936.
Collection of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1960.
Collection of Rodman C. Rockefeller, 1980.

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