A Carved Rock Crystal Standing Figure Of Guanyin

Late Qing Dynasty 19th century
Rock Crystal
H: 21cm

• Formerly in the Andy Warhol Collection: Number 042525.
• Andy Warhol Sale, Sothebys, New York 1988.

The translucent stone is carved in the round depicting ‘The Goddess of Mercy’, who is shown standing on a lotus pod in the ‘varada’ mudra or gift giving mudra, her hair in a high topknot, she wears loose monastic robes that flow over her body and legs.

For a similar Guanyin rock crystal carvings of the same size and period see Bonham’s, New Bond Street, London, 11 Jun 2003.