Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Standing figure of Guanyin, in good condition save for loss of two-thirds of circular halo.
Color, pale greenish yellow.

Historical period(s)
Possibly Eastern Wei dynasty, Period of Division, 534-550
Medium
Stone
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 32.3 x 12 x 9.8 cm (12 11/16 x 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1912.81
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Figure

Keywords
Avalokitesvara, bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, Eastern Wei dynasty (534 - 550), fly whisk, forgery, Guanyin, halo, kalasa, kundika, lion, lotus, Period of Division (220 - 589)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Standing figure of Guanyin, in good condition save for loss of two-thirds of circular halo.
Color, pale greenish yellow.

Published References
  • Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property. International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property: Interregional Influences in East Asian Art History., 5th ed. Tokyo, October 6 - 9, 1981. fig. 9a.
  • Saburo Matsubara. Kankoku kondobutsu kenkyu: kodai Chosen kondobutsu no keifu. Tokyo. p. 23, fig. 26.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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