Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), Head

Small haed of Kuan-yin in the round; both ear lobes broken, and bottom drilled for dowel.
Color: dark gray, with brown patina, traces of pigment, and lighter earth encrustations. Wooden stand.

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Medium
Stone
Dimensions
H x W x D: 22 × 10 × 11 cm (8 11/16 × 3 15/16 × 4 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.355
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Figure

Keywords
Amitabha Buddha, Buddhism, China, dhyana mudra, Guanyin, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1916
Dikran G. Kelekian (1868-1951), Cairo, Egypt, Paris, France, and New York to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, New York in 1916 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 930, pg. 208, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
Dikran Garabed Kelekian (C.L. Freer source) 1868 - 1951

Description

Small haed of Kuan-yin in the round; both ear lobes broken, and bottom drilled for dowel.
Color: dark gray, with brown patina, traces of pigment, and lighter earth encrustations. Wooden stand.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum