Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Right forearm missing and minor injuries, with repairs on nose, breast, and right leg, and cheeks.
Limestone, with traces of pigment (with some later repairs).

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Medium
Limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 210.4 x 51.4 x 45 cm (82 13/16 x 20 1/4 x 17 11/16 in)
Geography
China, Henan Province, Luoyang, Longmen Grottoes
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.364
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Figure

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, dhyana mudra, Guanyin, kalasa, 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. 947, pg. 209, 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

Right forearm missing and minor injuries, with repairs on nose, breast, and right leg, and cheeks.
Limestone, with traces of pigment (with some later repairs).

Published References
  • Chang Qing. Search and Research: The Provenance of Longmen Images in the Freer Collection. vol. 34, no. 5 Hong Kong, May 2003. p. 17, fig. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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