Lai-Yuan and Company, New York to 1916 
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1200, pg. 241, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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.
Small standing figure of Guanyin: double lotus throne. Much restored.
Color, dark gray, with earth incrustations and apparently traces of gesso.
1. Purchased from Lai-yuan and Company, New York. For price, see S.I. 1200, Original Miscellaneous List, p. 241.
2. Original attribution: "Archaistic, Chinese" (no precise period specified). See further, S.I. 1200, Appendix VIII, and Warner's Catalogue, no. 177.
3. (C.W. Bishop, 1922) Very sophisticated and by no means of the best type, but not without a certain mastery in the treatment of the material; I should be rather inclined to regard this as a Sung work.
4. (J.E. Lodge, 1924) Most, if not all, of the head a restoration; parts of the scarf pendant from the arms, parts of the hands, the flask, the right elbow and other details restored also; the rest of the body and the pedestal of a style not earlier than middle T'ang and may actually be of that, or a slightly later, date.
5. (Undated folder sheet note) Mr. Kinoshita repaired old break, October, 1945.
6. (H.E. Buckman, 1964) The Envelope file contained no further information, and has now been destroyed.
7. (Jan Stuart, June 15, 2006 entered into the Chinese language field comments written by Chang Qing, a scholar of Buddhist art who was a Fellow at the Freer/Sackler in 1999-2000:
Written by Chang Qing, 常青.
8. (J. Smith per Stephen Allee, 6/19/2008) Stone added as secondary classification.
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