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The Bodhisattva Guanyin
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The Bodhisattva Guanyin


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Description In this beautifully crafted statuette, Guanyin, the bodhisattva of compassion, wears a long, belted skirt and a shawl. His headdress is decorated with an image of a celestial Buddha meditating on a lotus. Guanyin stands upright, holding a willow branch with which to sprinkle purifying sacred water stored in the flask that he carries in his left hand.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationX-radiography
7/30/1974Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Yamanaka & Co., New York, 1917; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1917; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1917

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Period
late 9th century CE
Medium
gilded copper alloy
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1345
Measurements
H: 17 1/16 × W: 4 7/8 × D: 3 9/16 in. (43.3 × 12.4 × 9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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