Large Asian ivory figural, the center depicting the "Thousand Arm Guanyin" standing on a carved and waisted lotus base, wearing a crown depicting various heads and having multiple arms, each holding a symbolic Buddhist object. The central carving is flanked by a male and female carved ivory attendant and all are mounted on a carved hardwood base. Center Guanyin measures 38 1/2" H and flanking attendants measure 11" H. 43" overall H. Acquired during the third quarter of 20th century. Note: THIS LOT CONTAINS ANIMAL OR PLANT MATERIAL THAT MAY BE RESTRICTED UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, AND/ OR LOCAL LAW. BIDDERS SHOULD CHECK ALL APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT WILDLIFE RESTRICTIONS PRIOR TO PLACING A BID. THE BUYER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ANY NECESSARY LICENSE OR PERMITS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OR TRANSPORT OF THE OBJECT. PLEASE NOTE THAT BIDDERS IN NEW JERSEY MAY NOT BID ON ANY LOTS CONTAINING ELEPHANT IVORY, MAMMOTH IVORY, OR RHINOCEROS HORN. CONDITION: Some age cracks and stains, commensurate with age. Old loss to bottom left of Guanyin's robe. Crude putty repair to backside joint of one arm.
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