Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

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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, forgery, Guanyin, kalasa, lotus, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), throne
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)

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

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