Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

citation

Guanyin on lotus, gilt bronze
The halo around guanyin ends in a tip topped be a representation of the sacred jewel.

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Medium
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 7.1 x 5.6 x 3.4 cm (2 13/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.866
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, casting, China, gilding, Guanyin, lotus, Paul Singer collection, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

Description

Guanyin on lotus, gilt bronze
The halo around guanyin ends in a tip topped be a representation of the sacred jewel.

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

Copyright with museum