Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

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Tablet bearing seated Buddhist figure in relief.
Color, apparently originally a light, nearly white marble, much stained and darkened, and with carving covered with red lacquer.

Historical period(s)
Date unknown
Medium
Stone with lacquer and traces of gilding
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 49.3 x 30.5 x 12.6 cm (19 7/16 x 12 x 4 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.419
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Stele

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, China, gilding, Guanyin, lion, relief
Provenance

To 1911
Mr. Yoshino, Tokyo, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Mr. Yoshino in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 316, pg. 80, 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
Mr. Yoshino (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Tablet bearing seated Buddhist figure in relief.
Color, apparently originally a light, nearly white marble, much stained and darkened, and with carving covered with red lacquer.

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

Copyright with museum