Ming Dynasty Vietnamese Guanyin

 

I am not an expert on Vietnamese bronzes, and there are relatively few of them compared to the number from other countries in Southeast Asia.  However, this piece had such beautiful flowing lines and serenity that I had to acquire it.  It is 11 (29cm) high, and has a darker brown patina than the picture.  It was very difficult to photograph, but looks better than the picture in person.  It draws attention to itself wherever you place it. 

 

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