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Antique Chinese hand carved ivory 20 arm Guan Yin figure. Finely carved ivory figure depicts quan yin in layered robe with an item in each hand. Two hands are holding up a seated Buddha figure on lotus blossom base. She is in a seated position over stylized lotus blossom base. Holds Calligrahpy Qian Long mark to bottom. High attention to detail throughout. 18th/19th century. Has fitted wooden base. Measures 20" height x 10 1/2" width + 1 5/8" base height


Kang Hsi was the fourth Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, the first to be born on Chinese soil. He was the second Qing Emperor to rule over China from 1661 to 1722


"Zen painting" (1970), by Lu Shoukun. Ink and colour on paper, vertical scroll. Lu Shoukun developed ‘Zen Painting’ by blending philosophical concepts of Taoism and Buddhism with Chinese ink painting techniques. He thus initiated the New Ink Painting Movement, which significantly impacted the Hong Kong art circle. The red dot of the Hong Kong Museum of Art’s logo originates from this piece. It is inspired and derives from the lotus of Buddhism and is commonly found in his works from the…


Guan Yin means 'one who hears the cries of the world' and personifies the compassion of the Buddha for the needy. She is the embodiment of the yin principle. She is usually represented as a young female deity but she has the power to assume whatever form necessary in order to carry out her vow which is to appear in any way necessary to lead beings out of suffering.


“ BERNICE BING. Chinese American lesbian artist involved in the San Francisco art scene in the 1960s. She was known for her interest in the Beats and Zen Buddhism and for “calligraphy inspired abstraction” in her paintings....