Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Small standing figure of Guanyin: double lotus throne. Much restored.
Color, dark gray, with earth incrustations and apparently traces of gesso.

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Medium
Stone
Dimensions
H x W x D: 69.2 x 22.8 x 22.7 cm (27 1/4 x 9 x 8 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.420
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Figure: Guanyin

Keywords
Buddhism, China, Guanyin, kalasa, lotus, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1200, pg. 241, 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)

Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Description

Small standing figure of Guanyin: double lotus throne. Much restored.
Color, dark gray, with earth incrustations and apparently traces of gesso.

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

Copyright with museum