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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Kannon)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    late 8th century
  • Geography

    Japan
  • Material

    Bronze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D (assembled): 48.3 × 18 × 17.1 cm (19 × 7 1/16 × 6 3/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1908.9a-d
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1908.9a-d

Object Details

  • Description

    Kannon; in three sections.
    Surface: originally gilded; much worn; brown and black patina on worn areas.
    Decoration: of halo and base, engraved.
  • Provenance

    To 1908
    Mr. Tamai, Nara, Japan, to 1908 [1]
    From 1908 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired from Mr. Tamai, through Samurai Shokai, Yokohama, Japan, in 1908 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 42, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    The Power to See Beauty (October 14, 2017 to September 6, 2022)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mr. Tamai (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Sculpture
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