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    Posted 2 months ago

    Dlanet
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    Please help! What is this? It is incredibly heavy and has an inscription on the bottom. One staff seems to be broken off.

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    1. renedijkstra, 2 months ago
      as an absolute layman i got an opinion,

      whether or not black bronze or black gilded a sort of 4 faced Brahma (Namaskara Mudra) sitting on lotus. is dependent on the weight , do the math

      The Namaskara mudra is the gesture of greeting, prayer and worship. This is also called Anjali mudra.

      the anjala looks the indian way,and and it got the flaming nimbus , but this is not from India

      i don,t know the mark and its missing the vanja mark (tibet and nepal ),

      but the signs and the marks makes it probably likely Tibet

      the way the bottom is poured, I think it was made around 1900, so you don't need a fair trade statement when selling

      i think this is good quality
    2. Dlanet, 2 months ago
      Thank you for the info! I am more curious now. It was my grandmother’s. She had interesting pieces like this all over her house!
    3. Duradasih, 2 months ago
      Google in "Guan Yin" or "Guanyin" for more info.
      (sometimes transliterated as Kuan Yin / Kuanyin / Quan Yin)
    4. renedijkstra, 2 months ago
      guan yin ? , it was a serious question !
    5. Duradasih, 2 months ago
      Dlanet,
      I posted a bronze Guan Yin statue so you can easily compare.
      Enjoy these. They are all quite wonderful.
    6. dhy, 2 months ago
      It is Chinese or Japanese made, thousand arms Kuan Yin. The characters/kanji on the 2 hands in the last picture mean sun and moon, respectively. The mark is the maker's mark, cannot read. Seems to be iron cast, but what is with that copper piece? In my opinion, it is Chinese. Outstanding, looks like ~1900. It is a treasure.

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