Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

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Standing Bodhisattva Guanyin
Rock pedestal. Surface: gilded; dark brown patina on worn areas.

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 700-750 CE
Medium
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions
H x W: 16.2 x 6.4 cm (6 3/8 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
China, probably Shaanxi province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.123a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, casting, China, gilding, Guanyin, kundika, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1911
Ta Ge Shang, Beijing, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Ge Shang in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 278, 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
Ta Ge Shang (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Standing Bodhisattva Guanyin
Rock pedestal. Surface: gilded; dark brown patina on worn areas.

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

Copyright with museum