Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), Head

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At A Glance

  • Period

    Early 20th century, in the style of the Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)
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  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D (overall): 29.1 x 14.8 x 17.5 cm (11 7/16 x 5 13/16 x 6 7/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Stone face with elongated facial features; headdress with floral motifs and seated buddha.
  • Provenance

    From 1930s to 1977
    David Kirkpatrick Estes Bruce (1869-1977), acquired from an unidentified dealer, Paris, in the 1930s [1]
    From 1978
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Ambassador David Kirkpatrick Estes Bruce, Washington, DC, in 1978 [2]
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 2, T. Lawton, 1978, in the object record.
    [2] The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Permanent Collection on March 6, 1978 (see Curatorial Note 7 in the object record).
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    The Honorable David K.E. Bruce (1898-1977)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of The Honorable David K.E. Bruce
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