A Chinese iron head of Guanyin
Circa 15th century
Her head displaying a serene facial expression with downcast eyes below arched eyebrows running into the nose-bridge, smiling lips, elongated earlobes and her hair combed in a chignon set to the front with a small figure of Buddha Shakyamuni.
H. 24.5 cm
– Private collection, the Netherlands (assembled from 1950 till the 1990’s)
– By descent to the present owner