Jewelled Small Avalokitesvara Ekadashamukha Bodhisattva - Gold Gilt, Ritual Blue Colour, and Turquoise Settings - 18th/19th century, Qing Dynasty 清朝

Description
Jewelled Small Avalokitesvara Ekadashamukha Bodhisattva - Gold Gilt, Ritual Blue Colour, and Turquoise Settings - 18th/19th century, Qing Dynasty 清朝
105mm. Good condition, see description

This is a beautiful, jewelled, antique, small Avalokitesvara Ekadashamukha
Bodhisattva, from the Qing Dynasty 清朝. (1700-1800s).

Here Avalokitesvara is in its Ekadashamukha form, and is standing in Samapada with his principle hands in Anjali mudra, upper and lower left hand holds a lotus blossom. The deity is dressed in a richly decorated gown with precious jewelry, wears pointed leaf crowns and is framed by celestial bands. At the upper left shoulder is a deer fur ( the head is just visible) Traditionally the first nine faces are peaceful, the tenth is wrathful and the top head shows the portrayal of Buddha Amitabha.

Made in two parts. With 11 heads, 8 arms and hands, he wears the crowns, robes and jewellery of an enlightened Bodhisattva.

This is a wonderful, genuine antique for the collector, gift, altar, or an impressive interior design statement.

I've reset the empty jewellery settings with 12 quality, hand made Turquoise Cabochons. These are natural, untreated, undyed Persian Turquoise ( Only 3% of the worlds Turquoise is natural and untreated. I was a successful acclaimed Jewellery Designer in Soho, London in the 1990s).

Please see the photos for the condition of the statue before resetting the gems.

GEMS:
Turquoise x 12 ( various sizes from 1.5mm-2mm approximately )

NO PLASTIC, PASTE OR GLASS.

CONDITION: Good. Patina, wear, loss of gold gilt, loss of ritual blue hair colour/pigment, all usual for age and wear. Statue leans.

AGE: 1700-1800s. Qing Dynasty 清朝.

ORIGIN: Tibet.

PROVENANCE: From Antiques Dealer Mrs D. Fung, La Habra, California, USA. From a high end USA estate sell of Asian Antiques.

DIMENSIONS:

4.25 x 2.25 x 1.5 inches approximately
10.5 x 6 x 4 cms approximately

UNPACKED WEIGHT

200g approximately

Carefully packaged and shipped tracked and signed.

Lot details
Object
Statue
Material
Gilt bronze
Period
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Region/ Country of origin
Tibet/China
Title of artwork
Jewelled Small Avaloskia Bodhisattva - Gold Gilt, Ritual Colour, and Turquoise settings
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
60×105×40 mm
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