Standing Bodhisattva Guanyin (Sanskrit Avalokiteshvara)

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Standing Bodhisattva Guanyin (Sanskrit Avalokitesvara). In four pieces.
Crack in the foot.
Surface: gilded; black, green and reddish patina on worn areas.

Historical period(s)
Sui dynasty, 581-618
Medium
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions
H x W x D: 35.8 x 11.3 x 10.1 cm (14 1/8 x 4 7/16 x 4 in)
Geography
China, probably Shaanxi province
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1913.42a-e
On View Location
Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, casting, China, gilding, Guanyin, kalasa, kundika, mandorla, Sui dynasty (581 - 618)
Provenance

To 1913
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1913 [1]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1913 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Bronze List, S.I. 408, 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Description

Standing Bodhisattva Guanyin (Sanskrit Avalokitesvara). In four pieces.
Crack in the foot.
Surface: gilded; black, green and reddish patina on worn areas.

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

Copyright with museum