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Bodhisattva White Avalokiteshvara (Amoghapasha Lokeshvara)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    14th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Polychromed wood
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 162.5 x 96 x 37 cm (64 x 37 13/16 x 14 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1972
    Rossi & Rossi, Ltd., London, to 1972 [1]
    From 1972 to 1990
    Unidentified collector-dealer (died 1990), Italy and London, purchased from Rossi & Rossi, Ltd. in 1972 [2]
    Around 1990 to 1999
    Unidentified collector-dealer, purchased though Rossi & Rossi, Ltd., around 1990 [3]
    From 1999 to 2000
    Rossi & Rossi, Ltd., purchased from the above-mentioned unidentified collector in 1999 [4]
    From 2000
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Rossi & Rossi, Ltd. in 2000
    [1] According to Curatorial Note 2, Vidya Dehejia, March 28, 2000, in the object record.
    [2] In the early 1980s, the unknown collector moved to London, and consigned the object for sale with Michael Godhuis. However, the object remained unsold until after the owner's death in 1990; at which point, Rossi & Rossi, Ltd. was asked to sell the object (see Curatorial Note 2, Vidya Dehejia, March 28, 2000, in the object record). Also, see copy of the Godhuis catalog and other documentation in the object file.
    [3] See note 1.
    [4] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Body Image (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
    Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas (October 16, 2004 to January 3, 2016)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Rossi & Rossi, Ltd.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and Sigrid and Vinton Cerf in honor of Dr. Mary Shepherd Slusser
  • Type

  • On View

    Freer Gallery 02: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
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