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Acue Kuan Yin statue, from the Dali Kingdom in southern China (Yunnan). The Dali Kingdom flourished around a thousand years ago and produced its own unique form of Chinese art. They were known for creating this distinctive form of Kuan Yin, known as Acue Quanyin. There are several large extremely beautiful versions of this form of the goddess in major museums around the world. Occasionally smaller more provincial ones show up on the market. I have had a few over the years, a few of which is in my sold section. I had one that was closely related to this example 8 or 10 months ago. It was more finely executed, but it also  I've only seen 2 others of these folk art  Dali Kingdom Buddhist bronzes, and one was a fraction of the size of this one. The sculpting is simple, yet it conveys so much. Spend time with the photos and you will see what I mean.  ( 17.5"h x 5"W - 2.39kg / 5.27lbs ).  Significant Wear. Probably a period piece (11th to 13thC, though possibly as late as 19th.

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