Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)

citation

Guanyin holding a willow branch; standing figure on hour glass lotus throne a top a square pedestal, gilt bronze.

Historical period(s)
20th century forgery in the style of the Tang dynasty (618-907)
Medium
Gilt bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 19.7 x 6.4 x 5.2 cm (7 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/16 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
RLS1997.48.909
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Figure

Keywords
bodhisattva, Buddhism, casting, China, forgery, 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 holding a willow branch; standing figure on hour glass lotus throne a top a square pedestal, gilt bronze.

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

Copyright with museum